Now We Rise / 9 December COP 28 Day of Action
With COP28 taking place in the United Arab Emirates, climate activists the world over are taking part in a Global Day of Action on 9 December to demand more than the tepid efforts we’ve come to associate with COPs. Find details of the many demonstrations, rallies and marches taking place across the U.K. on the day HERE.
With the creation of climate jobs being a crucial element of the transformation we need to bring about, it’s vital that trade unions are a strong and visible force at these events. GJA, together with our colleagues at Campaign Against Climate Change and Climate Justice Coalition, have produced a placard that makes clear the link between trade unions and climate change. Download the artwork HERE and you can insert your own unions logo if you wish.
Our hope is to have unions showing a united front on this important day, and coming together with fellow activists worldwide to demand the jobs required to avoid climate catastrophe.
Our Power: A Just Transition for Offshore workers, online meeting, 19 April at 13.00
TUC Job Advert
We’re looking for two new staff to support trade union reps to lead Worker-Led Transitions to a green economy in steel, automotive, and other manufacturing industries. To future-proof these jobs against climate change and offshoring.
- Are you keen to help tackle climate change while protecting manufacturing jobs?
- Do you have experience supporting workers as a trade union rep or activist?
- And are you good at establishing constructive working relationships?
Then we’d like to hear from you.
The role can be based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool or Newcastle with occasional travel within the UK. There’s one full-time and one part-time role available, both on a fixed-term contract for 36 months.
Salary: £40,448 (per annum pro rata)
Deadline to apply: 6 March 2023.
Full details and application procedure.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together 5.5 million working people who make up our 50 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. Join us. Project Officer, Wo
If you have any questions or if you’re unsure about applying, please reach out to email@example.com or text 07717 531168. There’s also a briefing specifically for Black / BME candidates – see the job app pages.
No degree qualification expected; we’d rather hire someone who understands trade unions and/or manufacturing industries.
Thursday 16 February 2023 at 15:00-17:00 GMT / 16:00-18:00 CET
The aviation industry is currently facing big challenges to reduce its environmental impact. Aviation workers are speaking up and developing their own vision of the future for air travel and the prospects for a worker-driven transformation of the sector.
We invite aviation workers to a conversation about their future and job security in a world of climate crisis. The event, hosted by Safe Landing and Transport & Environment (T&E) will include various speakers and an opportunity to connect, discuss and strategise with like-minded aviation workers across various countries.
Register below, and see you on the 16th of Feb!
BOLD SOLUTIONS: The economic, climate and energy crises and how we fix them
Location: TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Speakers invited include: TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, Ed Miliband, London Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues, Make UK Head of Campaigns Bhavina Bharkada, We Own It Director Cat Hobbs
Both our economy and our planet are in crisis.
Bills and sea levels are rising at an unprecedented rate. Nationally, the cost-of-living scandal is driving absolute poverty and forcing millions into increasingly desperate conditions. Globally, climate change is threatening the lives and livelihoods of billions of workers. These crises are parallel and inter-linked.
We urgently need a politics that builds a safe climate for future generations, a rapid and just transition with quality jobs, and an economy that rewards work, not wealth. The TUC is convening a conference to bring trade unions, economic justice movements and climate activists together to gather solutions.
Programme of Sessions:
How do we communicate an ambitious vision for climate action that is socially just? With: Rachel Wolf (Founding Partner, Public First), Antonia Bance (Head of Campaigns and Communications, TUC), Funmibi Ogunlesi (NEON, TBC), and Roger Harding
Future-proofing high carbon jobs. With: Kate Dearden (Head of Policy, Community), Bhavina Barkada (Director of Communications, Make UK), Anna Markova (TUC), and Tony Devlin (National Officer for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Process & Textiles, Unite).
Climate, Energy & Inequality Crises: How we future-proof our society. With: Shirley Rodrigues (Deputy Mayor of London), Chris Morris (Deputy Head of Research and Policy, USDAW), Fatima Ibrahim (Co Executive Director, Green New Deal Rising, TBC), Michelle Singleton (UNISON).
How do we ensure Green Jobs are Quality Jobs. With: Jonathan Reynolds (Shadow BEIS Secretary, TBC), Sue Ferns (Assistant General Secretary, Prospect), Melanie Onn (Deputy Chief Executive, Renewables UK, TBC), Andy Prendergast (National Secretary, Commercial Services)
Public ownership of energy – for a safe climate. With: Ed Miliband (Shadow Secretary for Climate Change & Net Zero, TBC), Frances O’Grady (General Secretary, TUC), Simon Coop (National Officer for Energy, Unite), Mika Minio-Paluello (TUC), Cat Hobbs (We Own It).