Climate Bargaining Roundtable
Join the discussion at the Climate Bargaining Roundtable
Sunday, October 24th, 2 - 4pm, online - REGISTER HERE
This summer, BC workers felt the unprecedented effects from our warming global climate. After the town of Lytton burned down, wildfires spread smoke across the province forcing thousands to evacuate. As the third year with significant smoke from fires, it was a wake up call on how the climate crisis is set to impact us all.
We cannot rely on government to simply “do the right thing”. Workers have the power to force a change. Just as the working class movement was instrumental in so many gains in health & safety over the past century, we can be successful in stopping this crisis from continuing - but only if we choose to. A Just Recovery and a Just Transition are possible, but only if we fight for them.
In this 2-hour online Roundtable, we will hear from leading environmental activist and author Seth Klein, about the role of workers to force a wartime-level response to the climate crisis. Tara Peel, from the Canadian Labour Congress, will share the work of the CLC on climate action and what unions are and need to be doing.
During the second hour, join us for a facilitated discussion as we explore ways we can demand that our unions fight for a livable planet, just as we fought for the 8 hour day, employment insurance, maternity rights, and other social benefits.
Co-hosted by the BC Teachers' Federation, BC General Employees' Union, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and Vancouver and District Labour Council.