Magali Picard’s stormy departure from Dubai: around ten people from the FTQ still at COP 28

Even though the President of the FTQ, Magali Picard, limited herself to a return trip to COP 28 in Dubai after a controversy over her presence there in the middle of the negotiations, a good ten people from headquarters are still on the trip. confirmed the union Newspaper.

“We have a choice: we take part in the COP or we don’t take part and we let the oil lobby decide about the future of the planet,” defended the number 2 of the FTQ, Denis Bolduc, from there at the microphone of moderator Louis Lacroix, at 98.5, Wednesday.

Mr Bolduc is not the only FTQ representative in the UAE to talk about the green economy, his director of the FTQ’s Environmental Just Transition Department, Patrick Rondeau, is also on site. Also communications consultant.

“At FTQ, the environment is a priority and we place particular emphasis on the concept of ‘just transition’, which ensures workers’ participation in decisions that impact the workplace. The idea is not to manage job losses but to ensure a transition to greener jobs,” the FTQ says.

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Many delegates

In the coming days there will also be a CUPE delegate in Dubai, who is the operator of the distribution network at Hydro-Québec, as well as another delegate, an industrial engineer and project coordinator at the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). SEPB, an emergency dispatcher at Énergir and a TUAC delegate working as a consultant in the commercial and food sectors.

A Unifor delegate, a former university lecturer in politics, will also be there.

Employee fund

On Thursday, Le Journal reported that three Fondaction executives will travel to COP28 in economy class.

The FTQ Solidarity Fund requires two leaders to be on site for nine days.

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