Alex Gordon of the RMT discusses transport policy, the market and the need for democratic planning at the Million Climate Jobs conference.
You can watch the video here.
Conference For A Million Climate Jobs
Saturday 13th March 2010
South Camden Community School, Charrington St, London NW1 1RG
Download the flyer here.
The failure of politicians to come to an agreement at Copenhagen has meant that the struggle against climate change takes on a new urgency. Here in the UK, the huge demonstration before Christmas shows that millions of people want to see serious action on climate change.
The Campaign Against Climate Change trade union campaign for “One Million Climate Jobs” is going from strength to strength. We have sold thousands of copies of our pamphlet and there is a real sense amongst campaigners far wider than the established trade union movement that this is an important campaign.
The third Campaign Against Climate Change trade union conference takes place against this backdrop. We will be bringing together trade unionists and environmental campaigners to discuss how best we can build a movement that wins both climate and social justice.
Come and discuss with Vestas workers how to win the fight for green jobs. Hear from contributors to the “Million Climate Jobs” pamphlet about how action now could reduce emissions and create jobs. Discuss with leading trade unionists from across the country how we should organise in the coming months to save the planet.
The conference takes place on Saturday 13 March at South Camden Community School, Central London. Organised in a “teach-in” format, there will be plenty of time for delegates to join in the discussions. There will also be break out sessions on Climate Jobs, Organising at Work, the Climate Emergency Demands and The International movement post Copenhagen.
Alex Gordon (RMT), Tony Kearns (CWU), Manuel Cortes (TSSA), Chris Baugh (PCS), Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, Phil Thornhill (CaCC), Jonathan Neale (Million Green Jobs Commission), John Stewart (HACAN), Graham Petersen (UCU), Larry Lohman (Cornerhouse), Ian Terry (former Vestas worker
Admission £10 (£5 concessions)
Make cheques payable to “Campaign Against Climate Change” and send to:
Martin Empson, Treasurer, Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group, 611 Canon Green Court, West King Street, Salford M3 7HB
Campaign Against Climate Change 3rd Trade Union Conference
13 March 2010
South Camden Community School, London
Speakers include: Tony Kearns (CWU), Chris Baugh (PCS), RMT, Graham Pietersan (UCU), Jonathan Neale (CaCC), Vestas Worker, Larry Lohman (Cornerhouse), Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, John Stewart (HACAN) plus others
The Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union conference have brought together hundreds of Trade Unionists to discuss the role that the Trade Union movement can play in the fight against Climate Change. Our previous conferences have been a great success, but our third occurs against a backdrop that is even more urgent. Working people face the twin threat of economic recession and climate disaster. The failure to agree a serious strategy for dealing with climate change at the Copenhagen Climate Conference underlines this problem.
Along with the PCS, CWU and UCU we have launched a campaign for 1 million climate jobs. We are arguing that government investment can create jobs that reduce Greenhouse emissions and provide jobs. Our pamphlet arguing this case has already sold thousands of copies and is into its second print run.
Come to this conference and join the debate about how we can win the fight for a million climate jobs.
Registration is £10 (waged) £5 (low-paid, unemployed).
Please consider asking your Trade Union branch / region to support and send a delegation to the conference.
Email (Please print clearly):
Trade Union body:
Please make cheques payable to “Campaign Against Climate Change” and send to
Treasurer, Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group
611 Canon Green Court
West King Street
For more information, please call 079 585 35231, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get you branch to support this conference by putting our model resolution.
This branch recognises:
· That Climate Change is an issue of enormous concern. Latest scientific evidence shows that the world is warming faster than expected.
· The changing climate will lead to more flooding, droughts, famine and hurricanes across the globe affecting the poorest in society first and greatest across the globe.
· The Copenhagen conference failed to agree a response that will do enough to address the problem of climate change.
· Climate Change is a major issue for Trade Unions, many of whom have supported climate events in the last year.
· We need government investment in green industries such as renewable energy, insulation of all homes and workplaces, re-skilling of workers and research into further technological development. This will create or save tens of thousands of jobs at a time when many are concerned for their own future employment.#
· The launch of the “Million Climate Jobs” campaign, by the Campaign Against Climate Change, supported by the PCS, CWU, UCU and TSSA unions.
· The Third Trade Union conference on Climate Change taking place on March 13th.
This branch therefore resolves to:
1. Support, publicise and encourage members to attend the third Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Conference (CCCTU) in London on Saturday 13th March 2010.
2. Donate £___ to the organisers towards the cost of the conference and sponsor the CCCTU conference in the name of this Branch.
3. Order ____ copies of the “Million Climate Jobs pamphlet” at £2 each
4. Send our banner to both events.
Please send cheques, payable to “Campaign Against Climate Change” to
CCC TU conference
c/o Martin Empson
611 Canon Green Court
West King Street
For more information on the CaCC Trade Union group,
contact Martin 079 585 35 231
or email email@example.com