On 10 September the TUC Congress voted to support the global school strike for the climate on 20 September 2019.
Hundreds of delegates representing 5.6 million union members voted to support a 30-minute workday campaign action.
The UK Student Climate Network has organised rallies all over the UK, including the following in Wales:
These strikes will take place shortly before the UN emergency climate summit on 23 September to build support for the ambitious agenda needed to tackle the climate crisis.
As trade unionists we will support the fight against climate change to help protect the planet for our children and grandchildren as well as stand up for workers whose jobs are at risk. We need to take action to make the transition to a greener economy a just one that puts working people at its heart.
Not everyone will be able to go on strike. But you can still show our governments that workers everywhere want action now by campaigning in your workplaces.
Whether you attend a school strike or organise another event in your workplace please take a photo on the day and share it with us.
If thousands of us show solidarity, it will make a real difference.
The trade union movement recognises that there is overwhelming scientific evidence of the need to decarbonise our economy. Energy-intensive industries, including the energy, transport, manufacturing and construction sectors, will be key to achieving this transition, but this is a project that will require change right across our economy, and trade union members have the expertise to deliver it. The voices of workers who are at the forefront of dealing with the challenge of climate change must be at the centre of achieving a successful transition to the economy we will need.
Read more in the TUC report called A just transition to a greener, fairer economy