Monday 16 September 2019

It's #GreenUNISON Week & school #climatestrike on Fri. Here's what you can do!

This week is Green UNISON Week UK wide - check out what's happening and what you can do!

On Friday 20 Sept our members here are marking Green UNISON Day with workplace action and sending solidarity to the global school climate strikes, inspired by Greta Thunberg.

If you want to join in, find out what your branch is doing this week and on Friday and help organise #GreenUNISON activities locally. There's some ideas, including a survey for branches talking with employers, in the resources section of the Green UNISON Day page.

You can also print off pledges and other material as well as finding social media resources. You can find a pledge card/poster and make a social media statement/selfie with your green workplace pledge and/or a poster showing solidarity with the young people on strike.

 More resources are also on the Green UNISON Week site.

To find out where the nearest school strikes and marches and rallies are, check the  Scottish Youth Climate Strike and UK Student Climate Network sites for updates.

Remember, this is global, with support from many trade unionists around the world. As we often say, it's a health and safety issue for the planet, and there are no jobs on a dead planet. The TUC, EPSU, PSI, ITUC and others want to see a #JustTransition and climate justice and are standing with the students. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy collated this list of statements.

UNISON is doing our bit - you can help, including by sharing this brilliant video now and joining in at your workplace and with the school climate strikers. Solidarity!

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