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Students are again taking to the streets across the UK to demand climate action at the Global Climate Strike. On Friday 20th September, the trade union movement will take action in solidarity to ensure that they don’t fight alone.
Climate change

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. Restrictive trade union laws make it very difficult for workers to go on strike but union members will be out and campaigning in their workplaces.

1. Join an action near you

Across the UK, working people will be joining students at actions. If you’re not working on Friday or you can start early or finish late, the most powerful thing you can do is attend an action near you. A full list of the students actions is available here.

Many unions are organising their own actions. Here’s what we’ve heard about so far:

2. Organise a solidarity photo in your workplace or community

Show our government that people everywhere want action now by campaigning in your workplaces. Take a photo on the day and share it with us. Sign up below and we’ll send you everything you need.


Print out the poster "Trade unionist demand climate justice. Solidarity with the global climate strike". 

Download poster (pdf)


3. Support the student strikes on social media

Whatever you’re doing to show solidarity on the day, take photos and post them to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ClimateStrike. There’s also a guide on how to support on social media here . You can also share the TUC statement on a Just Transition .

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