Friday 20 September 2019

Solidarity with the millions of school climate strikers & updates on #GreenUNISON Day

It's today!

(UPDATE 6pm - see below for a range of pictures of today's #GreenUNISON branch action in the workplace and on #climatestrike events - search the hashtags on Twitter for many more UK wide. And here's the blog from General Secretary Dave Prentis on climate change being the greatest single threat humanity faces. And check Greta Thunberg's Twitter feed for an idea of the scale of today's global events, inspired by her initial solo school strike!)

UNISON is sending solidarity to today's school #climatestrike strikes, marches and rallies in Scotland - and around the world.

Check out the Scottish climate strikes on the Scottish Youth Climate Strike website.

Our branches across the UK have been organising #GreenUNISON Week actions this week and in Scotland it's Green UNISON Day today.

Branches are holding green workplace events where members can talk about pushing employers for action on the climate emergency and can make their own pledges of green workplace action.

Many are also joining their local #climatestrike marches and rallies.

All the info you need for today is on our last blog, pointing you to the resources on the Green UNISON Day page.

Our action is part of Scottish, UK and international trade union action in solidarity with the young people globally whose movement was inspired by Greta Thunberg's school strike. We want climate justice and a Just Transition.

Let us know what you're doing locally and send pictures. We'll be updating below on this blog later today.

PICTURES from UNISON branch action and #climatestrike action, mainly in Scotland. (more will be added tomorrow and look out for a full report in the next Scotland in UNISON):

In no particular order, and with thanks to everyone who shared pictures...


UNISON NEC member Kate Ramsden addresses the rally.


 (Pic from John Loughton's Twitter)

Fife Health


UNISON Scottish Local Government Committee reps:

UNISON Scottish Joint Council reps took time out of their meetings with
to send solidarity to all taking part in the School Climate Strike today #unisongreenday #ClimateEmergency

South Lanarkshire


Lanarkshire Health


If you have UNISON pictures from today that aren't here, apologies, please send them in or share on social media and we'll get more up asap. Well done everyone for all the work today for the school #climatestrike and #GreenUNISON Day.

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