Tackling the climate crisis in a socially just way means putting workers’ rights at the core of solutions.
With both outdoor and indoor workers in a diversity of sectors already on the frontlines of climate impacts across Victoria, there is work to be done to bring a broader sphere of workers into the conversation about how to respond.
Join Ballarat Trades Hall, Friends of the Earth, and union members for a panel discussion about how climate change impacts are affecting workers, and what they want to see done about it.
Come along to hear from union members and organisers about:
- How workers are already experiencing climate change as an occupational health and safety issue in their workplaces.
- The solutions they want to see from governments to both lower emissions and increase resilience to the climate impacts that are locked in.
- Friends of the Earth’s Climate Impacts at Work project.
- The Victorian Trades Hall Council’s plans to supercharge union organising for climate action in 2022, from Just Transitions organiser Colin Long.
This event is being held by Ballarat Trades Hall in collaboration with Friends of the Earth as part of the Climate Impacts at Work project.
About the project
Friends of the Earth has partnered with six Victorian unions and RMIT University for the Climate Impacts at Work project to kick off a major surveying effort of rank-and-file members—from hospo workers, to train drivers, to office workers.
The survey asks union members about the ways they are experiencing climate impacts in their workplaces, and what responses they expect from governments and employers.
Union members will be guided on how they can take the survey and share it with their work colleagues if they are part of a participating union.
COVID safety: Masks and hand sanitiser will be available at this event.
We acknowledge that this event will take place on the stolen lands of the Wadawurrung people. First Nations justice must always be a core part of our work for climate justice.