13 Sept: Fringe meeting, TUC conference

No Jobs on a Dead Planet? What Does the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Mean for Trade Unions and What Should We Call for from the Government?

The meeting will discuss the challenges, difficult decisions, and opportunities that trade unions face in responding to the threat of catastrophic climate change while safeguarding jobs in the transition to a low carbon economy. It will also consider the outcome of the UN climate talks in December, the record of our own government, and the warning from the ITUC’s Trade Union Climate Summit in September that there are “no jobs on a dead planet”.

SPEAKERS:

Manuel Cortes: General Secretary, TSSA

Chris Baugh: Assistant General Secretary, PCS

Bill Adams: Regional Secretary, Yorkshire and Humber TUC

Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Environment Secretary (tbc)

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion (tbc)

CHAIR: Suzanne Jeffery, Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group

The meeting will be held 5.45-7.15pm, West Bar, Brighton Centre