Thursday, 14 March 2019

Youth Strike 4 Climate: Green Left supports the Youth Strike

Please invite trade union colleagues and supporters to rally in support of Youth Strike 4 Climate
12.00-14.00  Friday 15 March. Meet Parliament Square. For updates text 07981 753970

Causes event by Campaign against Climate Change on Friday, March 15 2019

UK wide youth strikes

Support the strikes in more than 40 cities!

UK Strike - #YouthStrike4Climate. We are choosing to rise up and take direct action where older generations have failed. We are already facing devastating and irreversible impacts around the world.

Trade unionists support our youth strike for climate on 15 March!

Trade unions worldwide are supporting school strikers defending their future. In Belgium The Centrale Générale (FGTB), which includes the largest power station in the country, are striking in support on 15 March - as are unions in Australia, including teachers and firefighters. Many NEU members are signing a letter supporting school strikes in the UK, which will be taking place in over 40 cities. Get your comrades out to support our youth - further details. 

In solidarity,

Fliss Premru

And the Green Party says:
Tomorrow, pupils from schools up and down the country will be walking out of lessons.
They’ll be gathering in dozens of locations across the country with a simple message. We need emergency climate action now.
And the Green Party says:
As a teacher myself, I’m proud of each and every pupil taking civic action to demand climate action.
While our political leaders call our young people “truants”, there are thousands of teachers, parents and fellow citizens cheering on this movement of radical hope.
The children of this country are not truants. They are fighting for their future. They are heroes.
While young people are leading the way, it’s up to all of us to support them in any way we can.
If you’re a parent, please support your kids in taking action if they want to. If you’re a teacher like me, press for support and understanding from your headteacher. If you’re free tomorrow, head down to support your local strike.
Most importantly, if you are a young person thinking of taking action tomorrow - go for it. Thousands of us stand with you.
All over the country, more and more councils are declaring a climate emergency, and we need Westminster to do the same. Business as usual is over. It’s time for a radical transformation. It’s time for real climate action.
As a valued member of the Green Party, I'm sure you agree it's time for this action. Will you support the school strike?
Best wishes,
Vix Lowthion, Green Party Education Spokesperson

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