Trade union members are organising to show their solidarity with the children and young people striking for climate action on 24 May.
The global movement of school climate strikes and the actions of Extinction Rebellion have shifted the debate on climate change, raising the prominence of the issues involved and encouraging more people to get involved.
Many 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. The rally in Parliament Square tomorrow (24 May) hosted by the Campaign Against Climate Change, encourages trade unionists to stand in solidarity and add their voices to the call for climate action.
PCS national vice president Zita Holbourne will be speaking at the rally in London which will take place in Parliament Square, London from 11:00-13:00. Meet from 11am at the Churchill statue, at the corner nearest Westminster tube.
What else you can do
- Support your local student protest. https://ukscn.org/ys4c-where
- Take a solidarity photo in your workplace and post it on social media using the hashtags #TradeUnions4Climate and #YouthStrike4Climate. You can download signs from the website.
- Organise a trade union meeting to discuss the climate emergency and what your union is doing to respond.
- Pass a motion of solidarity in your union/branch.
- Join or support a local action against a climate-damaging project such as airport expansion or fracking
- Challenge your employer to take action, for example during the Global Day of Workplace action on 26 June
- Take climate jobs or Green New Deal motions to your branch, trades council or town committee.