Unite has launched a new Environmental Taskforce, ahead of this year’s COP26 climate change conference hosted in Glasgow, to educate members and to raise working people’s concerns to the top of the agenda in the global climate emergency conversation. LEARN WITH UNITE, Unite’s education department, is behind the union’s new initiative. Director Jim Mowatt explains why the Unite Environmental Taskforce has never been more necessary: – “A giant organisation like Unite has a very diverse membership, but the one common denominator is the impact of the climate crisis on all of these individuals as citizens”…… “And we acknowledge too that the impact will differ on individuals as workers. To meet the UN’s climate change objectives, in some sectors, the impact on workers will be immediate.”
Find out what the task force is doing: –
On 16th September, Unite held its Environment Conference. It was recorded so if you missed it you can catch it here on Facebook (Ed Miliband supporting the conference at 9.00): –
We can probably all agree that there is a Climate Emergency and immediate action is required all round. So, the next piece of news is particularly alarming. You may have heard about “the outrageous and anti-democratic decision to rule (Labour For A Green New Deal’s) Conference motion ‘out of order’ “. LGND have launched an appeal. You may wish to sign their open letter: –
Here is an article you may find useful by Tribune, that summarises the situation.
Other links: –
Eastbourne Unite Community Facebook Group.
Learn With Unite Facebook Page.
Unite Community Rep