Croydon TUC

Croydon Trades Union Council Meetings

 

Croydon May Day March - 1 

 All Croydon TUC meetings take place at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD, normally on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The start time is 7.30pm. Premises open from 7pm. All trades union members are welcome to attend, but voting is restricted to delegates from affiliated branches.

Please note that all formal meetings and events at Ruskin House are either cancelled or postponed due to Government, TUC, LP or their constituent unions directives. We have moved to Zoom meetings from 2021.

CROYDON TUC INVITES YOU TO A RALLY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE ON THURSDAY 15TH JULY 2021 - A ZOOM EVENT FROM 7.30PM. ALL WELCOME. CONTACT: ROY ON 07941 890756 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87294786139?pwd=dXc3a1MwS1ZrM0ZXaGZkYjRDY1kvZz09 Meeting ID: 872 9478 6139 Passcode: 467962

SPEAKERS: DEREK WALL, A LEADING ECO-SOCIALIST, SAYS THAT ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CAN ONLY BE OVERCOME BY CHALLENGING CAPITALISM. HIS RECENT BOOK CLIMATE STRIKE: THE PRACTICAL POLITICS OF CLIMATE CRISIS IS PUBLISHED BY MERLIN. 

FLISS PREMRU, SECRETARY OF THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE - TRADE UNION GROUP.  

   1. Human-caused climate breakdown is leading to and exacerbating extreme weather events across the globe: heat waves, wildfires, floods and hurricanes, and loss of biodiversity.

 

   2. The IPCC 2018 Special Report has warned of the dire consequences of exceeding 1.5ºC global average warming and that a societal transformation would be needed to avoid this, including halving global carbon emissions by 2030; nevertheless, global emissions have continued to rise.

 

    3. The climate crisis is a social justice issue, with those who have done least to cause the crisis and who are least able to address it facing the worst impacts. We need to mobilise for a just transition which protects and improves workers’ livelihoods, creates a more inclusive society and stops greenhouse gas emissions. 

 

   4. Wealthy, industrialised countries have a responsibility to take on their fair share of emissions reductions; that the UK's target of net zero by 2050 is insufficient to avoid global temperatures rising above 1.5ºC, and that the UK is failing to implement policies to meet even this target.

 

  5. We also face a global and UK crisis of unemployment; that tackling the Covid-19 pandemic represents an ideal opportunity to invest in climate jobs, in a just transition and a fairer society; and that the global response to this opportunity has been wholly inadequate.

 

6. The UN COP26 negotiations in Glasgow in November 2021 are crucial for the success of global plans to limit response to climate change; yet the UK government continues to back false solutions like carbon markets and block the transformational changes which are necessary.

 

7. UK civil society needs to exert maximum pressure on the British government in the coming year for a green recovery and just transition, and to show leadership as COP26 host; that trade unions can play a key role in the COP26 coalition in which UK civil society has been organising as part of the wider global climate justice movement.

 

Branch/trades council/conference resolves: To affiliate to the COP26 Coalition

 

To campaign, alongside allies in civil society for massive public investment in a green recovery that tackles the climate and ecological emergencies, creates climate jobs and is underpinned by a fair deal for workers both here and in supply chains in the Global South.

 

To join and support the national mobilisations for protests in whatever form they take leading up to and during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November 2021.

 

To take part in local mobilisations.

 

To take part in ITUC climate conferences and related events

 

To affiliate to the Campaign against Climate Change and take part in the trade union group.

 

To send this motion to regional/national conference. 

 

 

 



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