Greener workplace network: Is remote working always the greenest option?
Event details
Tue, 05 Jul 2022 - 19:00 to 20:45

During the pandemic period, workers adapted to working from home. Whatever the views of employers or employees, the trend towards home working is clear. 

Some claim that working from home is greener, but is it really the case?  This meeting considers the issues.   

How can workers calculate their carbon footprint to compare working from home to working on site?  

What are unions’ experiences of negotiating the remote working agenda with employers? You are welcome to join us to find the answers. 

Furthermore, we will share how to set a green agenda in the workplace though the union learning reps position. And Wales TUC representatives on the Climate Strategy Panel will give an update on decarbonisation in the public sector. 

So please don't miss this very informative and useful event. 

Date: Tuesday, 5 July 2022 – 7pm – 8.45pm  


  • Sam Ward, Campaign Manager at Climate Cymru on introducing concept of carbon footprint
  • Bethan Thomas, Regional Manager at UNISON Wales on negotiating remote working agenda with employers
  • Deri Bevan, Wales TUC on practical steps to secure skills training and transition agreements for workers

This is event is an opportunity to discuss these issues with fellow union reps.  The meeting will be of particular benefit to: branch officials, green reps, union learning reps, trade unionists responsible for collective agreements; and all those interested in the future of work and the future of the planet. 

Who is this event for?
This event will be of particular interest to green/environmental reps and health and safety reps, but will also be relevant for full time officers, branch officials, shop stewards and other reps. All trade union reps and officers are welcome. Please share widely with TU colleagues.

About the Greener Workplaces Network
This event is being held as part of the Wales TUC’s Greener Workplaces Network. This is a new network that has been set up to support trade union reps who want to promote greener workplaces and sustainability. Join us for this friendly and supportive network which is open to all reps and activists, including green reps, health and safety reps, union reps, union learning reps and any other reps with an interest in the topic.

If you care about the future-proofing your work for a greener and fairer future, you should not miss this network.

The group will meet online approximately every other month. Each meeting will feature guest speakers to explore different topics, provide an opportunity for reps to network and share good practice and include an update from the Wales TUC.

Please join us for this event and if you have any ideas for topics or speakers for future meetings, please email Stanley Ho from the Wales TUC with your suggestions.

If you’d like more ideas and information about what unions are doing to create greener workplaces, download our new Greener Workplaces for a Just Transition toolkit. You can also visit our campaign page where you’ll find campaign videos and more information.

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