International Cooperation in Skills Training by Labour Unions

In August, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) and the Plumbing Trades Employees Union (PTEU) of Australia signed an affiliation agreement for joint skills training and employment initiatives in the United States, Canada and Australia. The goal is to help streamline the building industry, reduce the shortage of skilled workers and tackle the global problem of climate change. North Americans can provide expertise in heavy industry as Australia embarks on expansion of their oil and gas refining and power generation; Australian expertise in water conservation will benefit North America as it seeks to address its aging water and sewer infrastructure. More details are at:

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