The current President of LO Sweden, Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, has informed the election committee about his decision not to stand as candidate for the presidency of LO for a new term of office. This means that he will resign at the next Congress of LO, to be held in June 2020.
There is an apparent risk that ordinary citizens – low income-earners and people in rural areas – will be the ones to bear an unproportionate share of the social consequences of the climate transition. LO will never accept that our members must bear more than what is fair. We want an equitable transition.
To achieve the Paris targets, all countries must take measures and reduce their emissions to sustainable levels. The joint efforts of the global trade union movement is a crucial force for achieving this.