Delegates at our Constitutional Convention in August unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Global Climate Week of Action taking place from September 20 to 27, 2019. Unifor locals are encouraged to take part in these important events.
As the planet faces some of its most pressing challenges, young people are leading the charge for their right to a future. Sixteen-year old Greta Thunberg from Sweden is inspiring a global movement for collective action on climate change, by using one of the oldest union tools: she’s going on strike. Across Canada and all over the world, young people and students are expected to follow her lead later this month.
It is working people and the most vulnerable communities who will suffer most from the impact of climate change. But here’s the thing: Canada has the tools to address climate change and build for support good jobs. As a union, Unifor has always fought to put working people at the heart of our climate policies to build positive change, more security for workers and a stronger economy.
Here’s what you can do:
- Check the Global Climate Strike website for events near you. Participate and encourage Unifor members and activists to join in.
- Attend Unifor’s Just Transition Conference that will gather activists from across the country interested in taking climate action while prioritizing workers and building a program for good jobs in Canada.
- Organize a workplace action and let your union know what you’re planning during the global week of action from September 20 to 27 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up to receive Unifor updates on health & safety and the environment, and stay tuned for updates on other climate actions.
Climate Actions Friday, September 27
BC Legislature. 501 Belleville St Victoria, British Columbia
Vancouver City Hall. 453 W12th Vancouver, British Columbia
Thompson Rivers University. 805 Tru way Kamloops, British Columbia
Alberta Legislature Grounds. 10800 97 Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta
Calgary City Hall. 800 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta
Saskatoon City Hall. 222 3rd Ave N Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Legislative Building. 2405 Legislative Dr Regina, Saskatchewan
Manitoba Legislative Building. 450 Broadway Winnipeg, Manitoba
Confederation Park. Laurier Ave W & Elgin St Ottawa, Ontario
Queen's Park. 111 Wellesley St Toronto, Ontario
Statue de George-Étienne Cartier, Parc du Mont-Royal. Park Ave Montreal, Quebec
l'Assemblée nationale. 1045 Rue des Parlementaires Québec, Québec
Centre Avenir Centre. Canada Street Moncton, New Brunswick
Victoria Park, K'jipuktuk Halifax. South Park St Halifax, Nova Scotia
MUN clocktower to Confederation Building. 1 Arctic Avenue St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador