The ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch on behalf of our members is proud to support the school strikers’ call for a Global Climate Strike on September 20 and the young leaders who are demanding real and immediate action on climate change.
The school strikers are everything that young Australians should be – passionate, active and caring.
For them climate change isn’t a problem for another day, it’s something that will directly impact the rest of their lives. These students aren’t just dreaming of changing the world, they’re going out and doing it to improve the lives and futures of all inhabitants of this planet. They do not have a choice; they are fighting for their very future and we must support them in this action.
The ASU has always had the back of those fighting for a better future and always will. That’s why the ASU is calling on all ASU members, their families, friends and all workers more broadly to support and show solidarity for the school strikers’ Global Climate Strike by attending the Climate Strike rally on 20 September 2019.
No one is immune from the global effects of climate change. The ASU is therefore calling on all employers where possible to release workers to attend. Climate change is everyone’s problem and can only be solved by workers and employers working together to deliver a cleaner greener economy, with real investment in clean and renewable energy and the creation of the jobs of the future to ensure that workers, families, and communities reliant on fossil fuel industries and facing insecure work and an uncertain future get a job guarantee and training to transition to the jobs of the future.
We call on those corporations that have made billions of dollars in profits and made enormous riches from exploiting the very planet on which we live to help pay for and invest in the action on climate change that is urgently needed.
We call for all politicians across Federal, State and Local Governments to urgently and genuinely act on climate change and work collectively on a solution to save the planet.