The ASU has written to all employers asking them to get behind the Global Climate Strike on September 20.
Young people are standing up to be counted. They are showing leadership beyond their years and are taking action where the leaders of this Country (and other Countries) have failed. The so-called adults in the room that should be acting on climate change have been left wanting and are failing young people and future generations. If we don’t act now and support them in this vital cause, then they will be destined to a future of undeniable hardships.
The ASU is calling on all employers where (operationally) practicable to release as many workers as possible so that they can attend to show their support also.
No one is immune from the global effects of climate change. Climate change is everyone’s problem and can only be solved by workers and employers working together. Together we can deliver a cleaner greener economy, design the jobs of the future that will support those communities reliant on fossil fuel industries, assist those communities in transitioning into good jobs that will support their families and the broader community, and, deliver real and meaningful investment in a cleaner, greener economy and renewable energy.
It is time that we all stand together and demand immediate, genuine and meaningful action on climate change. Failure to act now will only result in an uncertain future that will cost business and our economy significantly more if we fail to act now. Some proponents of big business and successive conservative Governments say that we can’t afford to act on climate change, we say that we can’t afford not to!