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Greener workplaces network - air pollution
Event details
Date
Tue, 18 May 2021 - 14:00 to 15:15
Cost
Free - online event
Overview

The Wales TUC is setting up a new network to support trade union reps who want to promote greener workplaces and sustainability. Join us for this new network which is open to all reps and activists, including green reps, health and safety reps, union reps, ULRs and any other reps with an interest in the topic.

The group will meet online 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.

Our first meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th May at 2 pm on Zoom. The topic for the first meeting will be air pollution as a workplace issue. We will explore what trade unionists can do to tackle air pollution to protect the environment and our members’ health.

The meeting will feature guest speakers including:

  • Janet Newsham - Trade Union Clean Air Network (TUCAN), Hazards Campaign
  • Graham Petersen - TUCAN, Greener Jobs Alliance
  • Chris Roberts - sustainable travel writer and campaigner
  • Stephen Gray - PCS environment rep

There will be an opportunity for group discussions, networking and for discussion with the panel. There will also be an update on wider green issues and what trade unions are doing in the run up to the next UN climate summit, CoP 26 due to be held in Glasgow this November.

The network will be co-chaired and co- facilitated by John James, Trade Union Studies Coordinator at Coleg Gwent and Jo Rees 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 jrees@tuc.org.uk 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 https://www.tuc.org.uk/green where you’ll find campaign videos and more information.

Code of conduct

The TUC is committed to organising activities at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment. The TUC has zero tolerance for any type of harassment, including sexual harassment. Aggressive, offensive, intimidatory, disrespectful or unacceptable behaviour or comments will not be tolerated. This supports the commitment set out in the TUC’s rules to promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination. This policy applies to all aspects of communication at or in connection with an event, including postings on social media.  If you have any concerns about behaviour that you want to raise then please contact us by email wtuc@tuc.org.uk

Accessibility

Closed captions will be provided at this online event. If you have any other access needs we need to be aware of, please contact us at jrees@tuc.org.uk or let us know on your registration form.