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Statement of Support for the Global Climate Strike

Community & Public Sector Union (SPSFT) Inc. Statement of Support for the Global Climate Strike

“This is the most significant challenge the world will face in the next thirty years, but we must start now or we will lose the war on climate change with horrendous consequences for all working people and their communities.” 

 - International Trade Union Confederation

 

Friday 20 September 2019 begins a week of action of Global Climate Strike events happening around the world in the lead up to the UN Emergency Climate Summit.

In Australia, the Global Climate Strike events are being organised by school students in cities and towns across the country.  These young people recognise that Climate Change is one of the biggest problems facing the world, that the climate crisis is disproportionately impacting on working class people, and they know that the response to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change are not happening fast enough.

The school strikers’ are calling for workers to join them at Global Climate Strike events. 

The Community & Public Sector Union (SPSFT) Executive is proud to stand with the young people organising the Global Climate Strike events in Tasmania.

The CPSU stands with all people who are demanding real and immediate action to keep global warming to under 1.5°C.

The CPSU stands with our comrades working in fossil fuel industries, and with the communities supported by these industries.  The CPSU supports prioritising a fair, genuine, and just transition for these communities away from fossil fuels reliance, and a jobs guarantee for these workers.

The CPSU stands with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in their campaigns to protect their lands and waters from expansion of fossil fuel projects.

The Community & Public Sector Union (SPSFT) Executive calls on CPSU members to support the Global Climate Strike by: 

  • Applying for leave, or using TOIL or Flextime to attend a Climate Strike event on Friday 20 September, or
  • Attending a rally during your lunch break, or
  • Organising a workplace solidarity event on the day, or
  • Organising a workplace solidarity photo and sending this to the CPSU to share through our social media platforms.

The Community & Public Sector Union (SPSFT) Executive endorses:

  • CPSU staff providing support to the young people organising the Global Climate Strike events in Tasmania.
  • CPSU staff attending the Global Climate Strike events happening in Tasmania.
  • The use of CPSU resources, social media, and other communication platforms to promote Global Climate Strike events.
  • The use of CPSU equipment as needed for Global Climate Strike events in Tasmania. 

Tasmanian Global Strike for Climate events Friday 20 September

  • Hobart:  12 noon.  Parliament Lawns, Hobart

https://www.facebook.com/events/442658026524657/ 

  • Burnie:  11am.  80 Wilson St, Burnie

https://www.facebook.com/events/449959195850711/

  • Launceston:  12 noon.  Princes Park, Launceston

https://www.facebook.com/events/619883038525872/

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