Labour - Unions

19/09/19
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Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - TUED

Following are specific statements and actions from unions around the world in support of the calls for a “Global Climate Strike” in September 2019. For background, please see TUED Bulletin 88 and this follow-up mailing. If you are aware of union statements and / or actions that are not listed here, please send details to johntreat.iplce@gmail.com.

19/09/19
Author: 
Vancouver And District Labour Council

The Sustainabiliteens are organizing participation in the Global Climate Strike being organized for September 27. The following is a message from them, including details of the action in Vancouver. Please note that although terms such as "strike" and "general strike" are being used, there is no legal mechanism which provides the right to strike (i.e. walk off the job) in relation to this action. Therefore, if you intend to participate during regular working hours please consult with your union in advance

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19/09/19
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UNIFOR
UNIFOR banner

Sept. 16, 2019

Delegates at our Constitutional Convention in August unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Global Climate Week of Action taking place from September 20 to 27, 2019. Unifor locals are encouraged to take part in these important events.

19/09/19
Author: 
Matthew Taylor
Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, said its 200 million members would stand with the students. Photograph: Rick Bajornas/UN Photo

Adults, businesses and trade unions asked to join youth climate campaign

Trade unions representing hundreds of millions of people around the world have come out in support of what is expected to be the biggest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen.

The global climate strike on Friday is set to see thousands of walkouts and demonstrations in cities on every continent except Antarctica.

19/09/19
Author: 
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

“We stand in solidarity with the young people at the forefront of demanding meaningful action on climate change” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Ottawa (16 Sept. 2019) — This month, students around the world are organizing for a Global Climate Strike and they are calling on all of us to stand behind them. NUPGE’s National Executive Board is proud to formally endorse the student-led Global Climate Strike. 

13/09/19
Author: 
The Leap

We were thrilled to see so much interest from activists and trade unionists in Canada, the Untited States, and abroad!

Here is a recording of the digital panel.

13/09/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Students seen holding placards while chanting slogans during a youth-led climate protest in London on May 24, 2019. (Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

"We cannot let the vital idealism of this new generation be poisoned by cynicism and doubt. This is our last chance. They are our last chance. We must stand with them."

 September 12, 2019

12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

10/09/19
Author: 
Shirin Ghaffary  
September 9, 2019
 
Organizers want to see the company reduce its carbon footprint, cancel contracts with fossil fuel companies, and stop lobbying for politicians who deny climate change. 
 

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