Get ready for Green UNISON Week
This September, the union is once again supporting and encouraging branches to mark Green UNISON Week, using it to celebrate, discuss and share how the union is working to green public services. From 23 of September to 1 October, branches across the UK will be asked to consider organising a week of activities to call for urgent action to tackle climate change. Green UNISON Week also gives members the chance to show support for the school climate strike on Friday 23 September. Christina McAnea said: “The climate crisis could not be more real and is being felt across the globe. Green UNISON Week is our chance to focus in and highlight these issues – it also gives young people a global space to demand politicians take seriously the damage being done to our planet and act to save its future. “Engaging with members and employers is vital if we are to ready ourselves and engage on this issue,” continued the general secretary. “We’re encouraging branches to run a week of activities for members and most importantly to engage with employers on how they can reduce their own carbon footprints and ensure their employers have a plan to green their workplaces completely. It’s never been more important!” Anti-trade union laws mean that UNISON branches cannot take strike action, but there are many ways to show support for the school campaigners and take part in Green UNISON Week. We’ll be updating you on new events and activities that you can take part in nearer the event a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News climate change Environment green Green UNISON Week Source Type: news
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