"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.
Climate change is a trade union issue
Hear PCS assistant general secretary, Chris Baugh, explain why climate change is a trade union issue: Radio Labor Interview Duration 10' 46".
What you can do?
Please encourage your MP to sign this Early Day Motion: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/642
Email your MP by following the link to the action on the Global Justice Now! website here.
Climate Refugees, the Climate Crisis & Population Displacement - 11 February, 2017
One day national conference building a trade union and civil society response to the increasing impact of climate change on people including internal displacement.
The conference is organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group and aims to:
Dispel refugee myths
Work on a new protocol for the international protection of those affected by climate change
Raise demands for stronger action
Agree a climate refugees campaign statement
Find out more about PCS's green work and sign up to the green e-news
PCS is part of a growing movement demanding economic, social and environmental justice for workers and communities to a unionised low carbon economy.
The People's Demands is one way to get involved on climate issues but there are many others: at the workplace becoming a green rep, raising through trades councils and anti-cuts groups, attending meetings and joining local campaigns.
To find out more about PCS's Green work and to sign-up to the PCS green e-news bulletin email firstname.lastname@example.org.