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"Half of UK carbon emissions are produced by work activity. Workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste and travel." Greening the Workplace, TUC Workplace Manual 2012

On these pages you'll find news, tips and useful information, campaigns and PCS policy on green issues such as climate change, energy, waste and recycling.

We believe that green or sustainable workplaces should also take on board wider issues such as ethical investment, fair trade and workers' rights.

Find out about green events in your area.

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Radio Labor Interview with Chris Baugh, PCS AGS - Going green in UK workplaces and the critical need for a new 'green' deal for workers. Duration 10' 46".

Chris Baugh





Join the National People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs in London, 29 November


PCS is calling on members to join the TUC backed national march for Climate, Justice and Jobs on 29 November in London. This is part of a weekend of action ahead of the UN Climate talks in December demanding our governments take action on climate change.

Assemble 12 noon at point H to join the trade unoin climate jobs bloc - see march website for details.
The PCS samba band will lead out the trade union climate jobs bloc and will be joined by DECC members whose jobs are threatened by the government's bonfire of green policy. We need to ensure any new deal on climate is a 'green' new deal for workers, with trade unions at the heart of negotiating the transformation to a low carbon economy.
Chris Baugh, PCS Assistant General Secretary will be addressing the closing rally in Millbank.
Full details of the march can be found at the People's March website or on Facebook.


This is also an opportunity to show solidarity to French activists who have asked us to march for them following the ban on demonstrations in the wake of the tragic events in Paris. 


Further marches and rallies will also be held in Scotland and Wales on 28 November and Northern Ireland on 29. Details as follows:

There are also some local events being organised:

Bristol - see

Liverpool - see

Sheffield - see


Action beyond Paris

Trade unionists, campaigners, communities and citizens will continue to work collectively after Paris to seek a better deal on climate and energy.

Climate change is a trade union issue. PCS members are urged to join the growing climate movement demanding a just transition for workers into a unionised low carbon economy.

You can do this by becoming a green rep, raising through trades councils and anti-cuts groups, attending meetings and joining local campaigns.

Find out more on how to get involved or sign-up to the PCS green e-news by writing to

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