On Thursday 9th September at 7.30 is the online launch meeting of the Somerset Green Jobs Campaign. Chaired by Irena Hubble-Brezowski, Chair of Bridgwater & District Labour Party, the speakers will include Chris Saltmarsh, Labour for a Green New Deal, Gareth Lowe, Unite the Union, Den Carter, Sustainable Wells/Extinction Rebellion, Richard Capps, Weston & North Somerset TUC . The meeting, organised jointly by Bridgwater Labour Party and Bridgwater Trades Union Council, is on Zoom and all are welcome.
In a statement put out by the organisers a series of questions were posed and answered..
Does the grim prospect of double climate and unemployment emergencies provide an opportunity
for workers to secure, through strong trades unions, a decent sustainable future? If so, how do we
get to that future?
Private business is incapable of changing sufficiently to match the challenge of runaway climate catastrophe. There is little or no chance of a radical change in direction from the current UK government.
So, how can workers, unions, activists, win support from the public to transform the situation?
What kind of work do workers want to perform? Why cannot stronger unions start to challenge the right of employers to dictate what they produce?
How do we ensure that skilled jobs increase rather than disappear, that no one is left behind in a transition to a green, sustainable economy?
The launch of the Somerset Green Jobs Campaign, a joint initiative by Bridgwater and District Labour Party and Bridgwater & District Trades Union Council, gives local people a chance to debate and explore these questions.
“Somerset Green Jobs’ Campaign: control your future!” Please join us for our first discussion! Topic: Somerset Green Jobs Campaign Launch meeting
Date and Time: Thursday September 9 th at 07:30 PM
Meeting ID: 872 7685 1193 Passcode: 659899
This launch is organised jointly by Bridgwater & District Trades Union Council and
Bridgwater and District Labour Party, but all supporting trades union branches, political parties, and environment groups are invited to contribute to the campaign
Please contact Dave Chapple, TUC, 07707869144, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Andrew Jeffery, Labour Party, 07772304633, email@example.com.
For a Green Jobs revolution!
The UK faces a post-covid unemployment crisis with insecurity and low-pay rife for workers. Intensifying climate and environmental breakdown brings devastating threats to public health and livelihoods.