Join a Trade Union solidarity day with student climate strikes, Friday 24 May
The last few months and weeks have been amazing.
The global movement of school climate strikes and the inspiring actions of Extinction Rebellion have shifted the debate on climate change injecting a new urgency.
The first success of this growing movement has been to force the UK parliament to declare a ClimateEmergency.
Now we need the action to match the words.
Greta Thunberg has called for a general strike urging others join student striking for climate action.
Many trade unionists across the trade union movement have been inspired by the action taken in the last few months by young people determined to defend their future. Now, as Trade unionists, let’s stand in Solidarity and add our voice to the call for climate action.
Let’s start by building solidarity with the school climate strike on May 24th
Can you?- Can you bring your trade union banner on the Youth Strike 4 Climate protest on Friday 24 May @ 11am in Parliament Square in London? Can you get to local demonstrations across Britain?- Can you get a solidarity photo in your work place showing trade unions stand with students and tweet it using hashtags #GlobalStrike4Climate and #TradeUnions4Climate- Organise a trade union meeting on the day to discuss the Climate Emergency and what your union is doing to respond?- Pass a motion of solidarity in your union/branch- Share with us at CACC trade union Group and others ideas about what we can do to stand in solidarity with student climate strikers.
Let’s mobilise across the whole of the trade union movement- to put a million climate jobs and a national climate service to deliver a Green New Deal at the heart of the urgent action we need to tackle the climate emergency.
Hope you are able to join us in a Trade Union Solidarity day with student climate strikes on May 24th.
Let me know what you are planning to do.
Suzanne Jeffery Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group