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LAUNCH: Climate Impacts at Work Survey

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 in Victoria, there is work to be done to bring a broader sphere of workers into the conversation about how to respond.

Join Friends of the Earth, Victorian Trades Hall, and union members for the launch of the Climate Impacts at Work survey project.

Friends of the Earth is collaborating with several unions to kick off a major surveying effort of rank-and-file members—from hospo workers, to train drivers, to office workers. 

The survey, co-designed by Friends of the Earth, union organisers, and RMIT University social researchers, will ask union members:

  • How are they already experiencing climate change as an occupational health and safety issue in their workplaces?
  • What solutions do they want to see from governments to both lower emissions and increase resilience to the climate impacts that are locked in? 

Participating unions will have a greater understanding of the needs and experiences of their members, and be able to more strongly participate in government policy processes and shape the outcomes. 

Come along to hear about:

  • Frontline workers’ experiences of climate impacts
  • How the project will work and which unions are already participating
  • How your union can get involved
  • The climate action already happening in the union movement, driven by Trades Hall and the United Workers Union

SPEAKERS:

  • Anna Langford and Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth Melbourne
  • Sasha King, frontline nurse and Australian Nurses and Midwives Federation union member
  • Colin Long, Victorian Trades Hall
  • Godfrey Moase, United Workers Union

This event will take place on Zoom across the stolen lands of so-called Victoria. Friends of the Earth’s home base in Collingwood is situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people. Sovereignty was never ceded, and First Nations justice is core to our fight for climate justice.

WHEN
October 27, 2021 at 6:30pm - 7:45pm
WHERE
ONLINE
Via Zoom
Melbourne, VIC 3065
Australia
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CONTACT
Anna Sophia Langford · · 0478031771
61 RSVPS
Ian Lisser Sasha King Rachel Lynskey Suzi Taylor Jeff Rickertt Saric Judy Luke Bowman Phillip Garbe Gavin Scott Brett Edgington Lavanya Thavaraja Carla Mazzoni Luke Martin Brendan Cameron Phillipa Balk Jules Gibson Billy McCabe Tara Nipe Rosie Nechwatal Jemma Caddell Moira Cully Deborah Peake Sachin De Silva Malcolm Robins Leila Minnie Romiti Christopher Wallace Mallory Pryde Josie Foster Hannah Warne-Smith Katie Hepworth Ged Kearney Samantha Stewart Tim Petterson James Whelan Andrew Pawsey Dylan Goldsworthy Fiona McCandless Harry Wood Vicky Grosser Jason Ray Colin Long Elizabeth Wade Cam Walker Kimberley Croxford Josh Cullinan Tilde Joy Colleen Wysser - Martin Tony Gleeson
Who's RSVPing
Ian Lisser
Sasha King
Rachel Lynskey
Suzi Taylor
Jeff Rickertt
Saric Judy
Luke Bowman
Phillip Garbe
Gavin Scott
Brett Edgington
Lavanya Thavaraja
Carla Mazzoni
Luke Martin
Brendan Cameron
Phillipa Balk
Jules Gibson
Billy McCabe
Tara Nipe
Rosie Nechwatal
Jemma Caddell
Moira Cully
Deborah Peake
Sachin De Silva
Malcolm Robins
Leila Minnie Romiti
Christopher Wallace
Mallory Pryde
Josie Foster
Hannah Warne-Smith
Katie Hepworth

Will you come?