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Green Bans: Winning climate action through trade union power
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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 20:00 to 21:00

The Green Bans in Australia are legendary in how they brought industrial labour issues together with climate justice.

From 1971-75, the BLF in Australia placed Green Bans (orders not to work) on sites of ecological, climate or conservation interest, to stop big developers riding roughshod over local communities.

Today, the CFMEU union is reviving green bans to defend communities and climate. Join our session to hear how the CFMEU have overcome harsh anti-union laws to centre worker issues in the fight for climate justice.


  • Darren Greenfield, State Secretary, CFMEU New South Wales
  • Meredith Burgmann, Historian of the Green Bans 1971-75 
  • Karen Reay, Unite Regional Secretary North East, Yorkshire & Humber
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