The importance of trade union work for the Green Party

The Green Party Holistic Review does not include a position on the proposed Council for someone representing trade unions. The GPTU believes that this is a serious ommission. Work with trade unions should be central to the Green Party, not just because it is part of the social justice agenda but also because a genuine move towards a low-carbon economy must involve Just Transition and thus positive work with trade unions to address the impact on workers in the industrial and energy sectors.

The GPTU is already involved through our participation in the Greener Jobs Alliance, discussions around a new Lucas Plan and support for the Clean Air Trade Union Network.

A motion has been proposed for the Spring Conference that can be found on the conference pre-agenda page.