29 November Climate Strike
Photo Steve Eason
After the extraordinary climate strike in September, with 7 million taking part across the world on 20th and 27th September (check out UK pictures here), it's time to keep the pressure up!
There's another global school strike taking place on 29 November. This will be directly before the UN climate talks, now moved to Madrid from Chile. It will also be just before the UK general election on 12 December. This is is an important opportunity for us in the UK to stand with young people - they have called for urgent action on climate change, yet the majority of the youth strike leaders will be unable to vote in the coming election.
Across 60 UK universities, staff who are members of the UCU (University and College Union) will be striking on pensions, pay and conditions for eight work days, including 29 November. We hope to see some amazing solidarity climate action across our universities.
And in our communities and workplaces, let's carry on building a movement for climate action. Below are some organising meetings we know about.
For trade union branches: Download a template motion to support the strikes (Word doc)
7 Nov Newcastle
7 Nov Haringey
7 Nov Waltham Forest
9 Nov Sheffield
11 Nov Bristol
12 Nov Manchester
12 Nov Islington
12 Nov Tower Hamlets (details tbc)
12 Nov Scarborough 7.30pm, Tap & Spile, 94 Falsgrave Rd YO12 5AZ (away from bar so all ages welcome)
14 Nov Southwark, 7pm Salisbury TRA Hall, Hillery Close, Salisbury Estate SE17 1RQ
15 Nov York
15 Nov Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, Helmore room 208 5-7pm
18 Nov Lancaster
19 Nov Medway, 7.30pm, Room 2 at the Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road Gillingham
19 Nov Liverpool, 7pm at 'the tapestry', Kempston Street L3 8HL
20 Nov Glasgow
20 Nov Oxford, 7pm East Oxford Health Centre
20 Nov Guildhall, 12.30 - 1.30pm, upstairs at Guildhall Village pub, Guildhall walk
20 Nov Nottingham, 7.30pm, International Community Centre 61b Mansfield Rd NG1 3FN
26 Nov Liverpool, 7pm at 'the tapestry', Kempston Street L3 8HL
Actions on the day
More events can be found on the UKSCN website - these are just some that Campaign against Climate Change supporters are involved in, to help inspire you!
The central London rally will be from 11am in Parliament Square.
Striking London UCU members will be be assembling at Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY from 11am, rallying under a banner of 'Pay, Pensions, Planet' and marching to Parliament Square.
Unison London Fire Brigade are planning a solidarity protest outside London Fire Brigade HQ at 12:30
In Tower Hamlets a 4pm protest rally is planned in Altab Ali Park, marching on the City of London over fossil fuel investment from banks
There will be a Haringey solidarity protest, backed by Haringey Trades Council, Haringey UNISON and Haringey Unite Community branches, as well as the local UKSCN and Haringey XR, 12.30pm outside Wood Green Library
The lunchtime rally in Islington will have speakers from Australia, Chile, Brazil, Haiti, Nigeria, Somalia - and Yorkshire.
Reading's solidarity action in Broad Street at 12 noon has been organised by Earth Strike UK, UCU and many other civil society organisations.