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Reminder: 'Cut Carbon Emissions, Not Public Transport Jobs' demo, 4th November

Dear Colleague

REMINDER - CUT CARBON EMISSIONS, NOT PUBLIC TRANSPORT JOBS - DEMO THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

The UN climate summit COP26 is taking place in Glasgow from 31 October - 12 November. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme ecological events such as flooding and heatwaves, both in the UK and globally. Climate change is not just an environmental problem, but it also a problem of social and economic justice and should be a key issue for workers and trade unions.

Join us at the RMT COP26 events

To: All RMT members

Dear Colleague

The UN climate summit COP26 is taking place in Glasgow from 31 October - 12 November. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme ecological events such as flooding and heatwaves, both in the UK and globally. Climate change is not just an environmental problem, but it also a problem of social and economic justice and should be a key issue for workers and trade unions.

RMT responds to MPs report on green jobs

TRANSPORT AND OFFSHORE Union RMT today responded to the report and recommendations by cross-party MPs on green jobs and Net Zero

From the unions AGM in Leeds Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary said:

“We welcome the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, which identifies the need for labour market regulation and investment in public transport to support the hundreds and thousands of good, green jobs which the Government is committed to but which we are not seeing in areas like decommissioning and the maritime supply chain.

RMT calls on London Mayor to lead fight against cuts to green jobs

RMT calls on London Mayor to lead fight against cuts to green jobs and services as he’s appointed chair of C40 climate change group.

Responding to the The London Mayors appointment as chair of C40 the network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said

Demo: Cut carbon emissions, not public transport jobs

Dear Colleague

CUT CARBON EMISSIONS, NOT PUBLIC TRANSPORT JOBS - DEMO THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

The UN climate summit COP26 is taking place in Glasgow from 31 October - 12 November. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme ecological events such as flooding and heatwaves, both in the UK and globally. Climate change is not just an environmental problem, but it also a problem of social and economic justice and should be a key issue for workers and trade unions.

Global day of justice for climate action

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE - NOV 6

To: All RMT members

 

Dear Colleague,

The UN climate summit COP26 is taking place in Glasgow in November. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme ecological events such as flooding and heatwaves, both in the UK and globally. Climate change is not just an environmental problem, but it also a problem of social and economic justice and should be a key issue for workers and trade unions.

Stop the Silvertown Tunnel protests

Dear colleague

Stop the Silvertown Tunnel protests tomorrow, 8am, Canning Town and Greenwich

RMT supports the campaign to Stop the Silvertown Tunnel. It makes no sense to be committing funds to more road tunnels when we need to be putting every effort into funding the public transport infrastructure that can support mass mode shift.

Cut Climate Change, Not Public Transport

Dear Colleague

Please find below details of an In - Person public fringe meeting hosted by RMT at the forthcoming Labour Party Conference to support the campaign to transport jobs and services.

This a public meeting is open to all RMT members.

Cut Climate Change, Not Public Transport - What future for our public transport network after the COVID - 19 pandemic?

Labour Conference Fringe, Sunday 26th September, 12.45pm

Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, Kings Road, BN1 1NR

Refreshments Provided.

Speakers

TUC meeting - climate and workers crisis

Climate and Workers Crisis: Building a Programme to Transition to a Just Economy 

Tuesday 14 September, 5.30pm 

Trade Union Co-ordinating Group 

Ahead of COP26, how do we engage a broad audience of trade union members in shaping an economic alternative to tackle the climate crisis? 

Chair: Vicky Blake,president, UCU 

Speakers: 

Daniel Kebede president, NEU

Mick Lynch general secretary, RMT

John Moloney assistant general secretary, PCS

Sarah Woolley general secretary, BFAWU.