UNISON members joined climate activists from around the world as they took to the streets of Glasgow today as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.
Public services play a vital role in helping to implement and coordinate paths for decarbonisation. UNISON is calling for public services to be at the heart of efforts to secure greener outcomes both nationally and locally, in our workplaces and communities.
On Monday, general secretary Christina McAnea is to launch UNISON’s own environmental report, which outlines the course of action the government must take to decarbonise public services.
Christina McAnea said: “Climate change affects all of our communities, all of our families and all of our workplaces. That’s why it’s so important that all of us, as trade unionists, are taking action in cities across the UK.
“We’ve heard a lot about how COP26 is the last chance to keep temperature rises below 1.5 degrees.
“Whether these talks will succeed or not remains to be seen. But in being part of this protest we’re sending a clear signal on behalf of the working people we represent across the UK that we demand world leaders to do the right thing and put the interests of the planet and future generations first.”
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