Dear Councillor Duggins,
Climate change – An Open Letter
UNISON is writing to you to ask for your support for the Global Climate Action taking place on Friday 20th September.
Around the world people are committing to take action against climate change and in support of a sustainable future, popularised by Greta Thunberg.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) recently passed a motion supporting a 30 minute protest and locally unions are organising for this to happen.
UNISON, with other unions, are calling for members to gather at 12.30 in Broadgate and we would urge the Council to help publicise this and to join the Global Day of Action, and make it clear staff are being encouraged to attend and to ensure attendance is facilitated by managers, subject to service needs. We would also encourage you to consider ‘sounding the alarm’ in Council Buildings at some point on Friday morning, to remind people of the protest and raise awareness of the situation facing the climate.
UNISON would also ask, on behalf of young people who may wish to join in the demonstrations, that the council work pro-actively with schools to allow students to show their concerns about their future without fear of reprisal.
UNISON looks forward to your response and would be happy to meet discuss this email.
UNISON Coventry City Branch