Greener Jobs Alliance launches a new course on Just Transition
The GJA is committed to providing trade unions and supporters with resources to raise awareness on climate change. We have already produced 2 successful courses on Air Pollution, and Climate Change Awareness. Now in the lead-up to UN Climate Week in September we have designed a course intended to promote a better understanding of the term ‘just transition’.
With unions joining other organisations in declaring a climate emergency it has never been more important for their members and officials to seek to implement this social justice principle. The course contains case studies of union action from workplace, regional, national and international level.
A flier for the course can be found here which contains further details. It could be used to support any planned activities in support of the solidarity actions on September 20th
The course is available free of charge here.
As always we encourage feedback on how you have used the materials and what you think of them.
‘The NEU fully endorses this excellent new resource. Just Transition is a concept with which all citizens, and especially trade unionists, need to become familiar as we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. This guide achieves this purpose in a concise way, without assuming previous knowledge. We wholeheartedly recommend its use as both a training resource and general guide.’
Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union
The course will be officially launched at the TUC Conference on Monday 9 September 2019. Details here.
TUC Conference Fringe Meeting
‘Dad’s Army’ or Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution?
Monday 9 September, 2019 – 5.45pm – 6.45pm, Room 4, Brighton Centre
The government’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis are ‘like a Dad’s Army operation,’ says its independent advisers.
This fringe meeting will debate Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution, with plans for high quality, unionised jobs and productive zero carbon industries across the UK. Unions and the TUC now demand a Just Transition, putting jobs, skills and ‘union voice’ at the heart of these plans. Meanwhile, as air quality deteriorates, driven by fossil fuel emissions, unions are organising at work on the health risks and to build an alternative zero carbon economy.
The Greener Jobs Alliance will launch our new, free online Just Transition training module. Our aim is to help unions boost workplace organisation and awareness to tackle the climate crisis.
Chair: Graham Petersen – Greener Jobs Alliance/Trade Union Clean Air Network
Danielle Rowley MP – Shadow Climate Justice and Green Jobs Minister
Bill Adams – Regional Secretary, TUC
Aaron Kiely – Friends of the Earth
Zamzam Ibrahim – NUS President
UCU – (speaker tbc)