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Energy

Assessing the performance of New York’s electricity utility Consolidated Edison after Hurricane Sandy

10 February 2014
UWUA

The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) assessed the performance of New York’s electricity utility Consolidated Edison after Hurricane Sandy. The findings are very disturbing. In part because of these efforts, New York State Public Service Commission recently launched an operations audit of staffing levels of major energy utilities.

UWUA

The impact of hurricane Sandy on consolidated Edison of New York

10 Feb 2014

This position paper produced by the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, is an assessment of restoration efforts and gives recommendations for the future.

Privatisation provides no dividends for the poor

16 January 2014
Pylons

Privatisation has become the final resort of governments that need funds but are afraid to tax the wealthy and prevent tax evasion by big businesses. This article by Professor Sharon Beder was published in the Brisbane Times on 10 January 2014.

Tunisian unions block privatisation of renewable energy

13 January 2014
Mansour Cherni, left, takes the floor

Energy trade unions in Tunisia recently made the case for sustainable public renewable energy and managed to block government privatisation plans.

Nigeria power sector privatisation: unionists sacked

08 January 2014

Trade union officials working for the Nigerian power sector have been sacked as part of the privatisation plans of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).