FIRST is a private sector union with 27,000 members across multiple sectors including finance, textile, clothing, baking, wood, retail, transport and logistics.

FIRST Union wants to see a just transition to a low-carbon economy, in which workers' access to decent jobs, wages and working conditions are protected.They are concerned that in the new environment climate change will lead to, ensuring the protection of workers' rights may be a difficult - that without appropriate planning these transitions may leave large numbers of workers unemployed, placing immense strain on state budgets and social order.

First Union's submission advocated for a minimum target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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