Solidarity with global climate strikes

22 May 2019 | last updated: 3 June 2019

Members are asked to note the following update from the Campaign Against Climate Change re the school climate strikes this on 24 May 2019 and suggested actions you can take to support and publicise:

Quick update on this - we have some lovely posters designed which you can either take along to your local strike event (see list here https://ukscn.org/ys4c-where) or print out for a solidarity picture. Download from: https://www.cacctu.org.uk/solidarity_student_strikes

You can share your pictures in the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/2029171917379064/ and on Twitter with the hashtag #TradeUnions4Climate

It's a great opportunity to encourage others in your union and workplace to take some practical actions in solidarity - check out the Facebook event and our website as linked above for more ideas.

Please share and invite your friends!

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 Climate Emergency.

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.

In Solidarity
Suzanne Jeffery
Chair CACC Trade union Group

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