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Are you a member of a trade union or students union? If so, we need your help! We want to build the widest possible coalition of forces to campaign for action on climate change. Involving our unions is an important part of this.
The Campaign against Climate Change will be working with our UK allies and alongside international activists in the run up to the General Election next year, and the 2015 UN climate change summit in Paris, to make sure the message rings out loud and clear: It's Time to Act on Climate Change. The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world. If we want to avoid catastrophic climate change we must leave around 80% of fossil fuel reserves in the ground - we have no time to lose in building the infrastructure for for a future based on clean energy.
The One Million Climate Jobs campaign was set up by trade unionists within the Campaign against Climate Change, and is supported by a number of national trade unions, including PCS, CWU, UCU and TSSA. The One Million Climate Jobs report sets 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.
The Time to Act - One Million Climate Jobs report will be launched on 20 September 2014. Watch this space for updates.
For more information about the CCC Trade Union group's One Million Climate Jobs Campaign see www.climate-change-jobs.org
You can download a model motion, asking your union to affiliate to the campaign here.
Climate change is is occuring right now and begining to impact negatively on peoples lives and the environment across the globe. Here in the UK the effects of climate change can have a direct impact on jobs. Tackling climate change at the root through greening the economy is a direct and positive way in which climate activism and job provision meet. As we are always strengthening our affiliations with Union groups through networking events and conferences. If you are already affiliated or want to be then get in touch to organise a representative to attend an event.
For advice on how to show your union the benefits of affiliating with CCC then click here.
Affiliate online below via PayPal, or send us a cheque with a covering note to the address at the bottom of the page. If you would rather pay via a bank transfer directly to us then that is fine too, just get in touch by phone or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7833 9311
Your Union can affiliate at 3 levels: Local: £25 Regional: £50 National: £150
CCC Trade Union Working Group website: Climate Change and Trade Unions