Labour for a Green New Deal aims to contribute to the necessary development of a worker movement which can address climate change by hosting a national ‘Worker-Climate Conference’.
LGND and comrades from across the labour movement are working together to host this in-person conference, scheduled for October 2022 (date TBC). It will bring together trade unionists with the vision of building a worker climate movement.
To achieve this, LGND’s Trade Union team has begun to bring together the range of organisers engaged in this work, to build relationships; discuss experience; and plan future strategy.
They held four online workshops between February and May bringing together potential participants to discuss elements of current worker climate organising which are feeding into the design of the conference sessions. These sessions have also contributed to a greater understanding of the existing worker climate organising landscape in the UK, and what kinds of networking, resourcing and development can be created to build a cohesive worker climate movement.
Hosting an in person conference, now delayed to October 2022, is the next element in this work in order to bring together trade unionists organising around climate justice. This will be a forum to share knowledge, plan and strategise for the future of climate justice organising both in and around the workplace.
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