Trade unions and climate campaigning
We want to build the widest possible coalition of forces to campaign for action on climate change. Involving trade unions is an important part of this. Whether you are a member of a union or not, you can help - guide to engaging unions.
Climate Jobs: Building a workforce for the climate emergency.
Climate Jobs: Building a workforce for the climate emergency, a report by the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group, provides a detailed and in-depth update of the One Million Climate Jobs report, demonstrating that there are many more than a million good, well paid, skilled jobs that could be created if we get serious and urgently tackle the climate emergency, as the science demands.
The original One Million Climate Jobs campaign was set up by trade unionists within the Campaign against Climate Change, and supported by eight national unions, including PCS, CWU, UCU and TSSA. The One Million Climate Jobs report set out the work that needs to be done in the transition to a low carbon economy fit for the future. It received inspiration from the struggle of workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight, who occupied their factory when it was slated for closure in mid 2009.