Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a growing global network of unions and close allies working to advance democratic control and social ownership of energy, in ways that promote solutions to the climate crisis, address energy poverty, resist the degradation of both land and people, and respond to the attacks on workers’ rights and protections. Established in late 2012, TUED has grown to span dozens of trade unions, labor federations and social movement and policy allies from countries around the world, both North and South. The current list of participating unions and other organizations is here.

Over 90 trade union bodies are participating in TUED, including 4 Global Union Federations, 3 regional organizations, and 15 national centers. There are also 12 allied policy, academic and advocacy organizations.

Unions currently participating in TUED represent workers in 33 countries and regions: Argentina, Australia, the Basque Country, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Galicia, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States and Valencia.

Four global union federations are participating, representing educators, food workers, the transport sector and public services.

National centers representing workers in Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Niger, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal and South Africa are involved.

  • For unions considering participating in TUED, most of the information you need is here.
  • There is also more information on why it’s important for unions to support TUED here.

If you need more information or would like to discuss how to get involved, contact TUED at this email address: