Climate Adaptation in the Workplace

 Thu, 16 September 2021 | 10:00 – 13:00

We’ve all seen news reports in recent days and months on the immensely destructive impact of extreme weather events around the world. Climate change is hitting hard. It’s important, in addition to work on how we reduce emissions in a Just Transition, to look at how we adapt, including at work to protect workers.

The workshop is open to members of all Scottish trade unions. It will, of course, be of particular interest to health and safety and green/environment reps, but no prior knowledge or experience is required. It builds upon the preliminary webinar held on 13 July, which provided an overview of how climate change will impact Scottish workplaces. However, all are welcome and there is no need to have attended the earlier webinar to attend this workshop. A video of the previous session can be viewed here:

This is part of a joint project with the STUC and is being taken forward by UNISON Scotland working with Adaptation Scotland. Contributions in the workshop (and from the survey, below) will help inform content for the handbook, due to be published during the period of the UN COP26 climate talks in Glasgow in November. The handbook and video presentation resources are aimed at helping trade union reps to champion well-designed workplace adaptation solutions that help tackle inequality and promote social justice.

Please take part in this short survey if you’ve not yet done so. You can also volunteer via the survey for a longer interview.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSNHMLN

The Relaxation of COVID19 Protections

There is a STUC  webinar on ‘The Relaxation of COVID19 Protections: The impact for workers and unions’, this takes place on 08th September at 4pm, further information including registration details can be found here.

This webinar is FREE and will be very interesting, if you are interested please book.

Just Transition conference -Thurs 2 Sept

Please find below details of this important Just Transition conference on Thurs 2 Sept, organised by the Just Transition Partnership. The excellent list of speakers includes Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Congress, Roz Foyer, STUC General Secretary, Asad Rehman, of War on Want and the COP26 Coalition, Mary Church of Friends of the Earth Scotland and the COP26 Coalition. More info and registration via the Eventbrite link

Climate, Jobs, Justice: Making the Just Transition Happen, Online Event on Thursday, 2 September, 11.30-3.30pm

A conference about why we need a just transition and what has to be done about it. Organised by the Just Transition Partnership, confirmed speakers include:

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Congress
  • Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International
  • Roz Foyer, General Secretary, Scottish Trade Union Congress
  • Mary Church, Head of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • Asad Rehman, War on Want and COP26 Coalition
  • Mika Minio-Palluelo, energy economist, Transition Economics
  • Laurie Macfarlane, economist, University College London
  • Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
  • Various trade union speakers

You can register for free using the following link:

Climate, Jobs, Justice: Making the Just Transition Happen, Online Event on Thursday, 2 September, 11.30-3.30pm

A conference about why we need a just transition and what has to be done about it. Organised by the Just Transition Partnership, confirmed speakers include:

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Congress
  • Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International
  • Roz Foyer, General Secretary, Scottish Trade Union Congress
  • Mary Church, Head of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • Asad Rehman, War on Want and COP26 Coalition
  • Mika Minio-Palluelo, energy economist, Transition Economics
  • Laurie Macfarlane, economist, University College London
  • Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
  • Various trade union speakers

You can register for free using the following link: