This Friday, 20 September, students are taking to the streets across the UK to demand climate action at the Global Climate Strike.
Trade unionists know the importance of standing up and taking action when change is necessary. Last week, TUC Congress voted to support the Global Climate Strike.
The trade union movement will support the fight against climate change to help protect the planet for our children and grandchildren. And we’ll stand up for workers whose jobs are at risk if we don’t take action to make the transition to a greener economy, a just one that puts working people at its heart.
These strikes will take place shortly before the UN emergency climate summit to build support for the ambitious agenda needed to tackle the climate crisis.
We are urging people in our region to support the fight!
Restrictive trade union laws make it very difficult for workers to go on strike but that will not stop us. Get together with colleagues, take a photo on the day and share it with us. If thousands of us show solidarity, it will make a real difference.
Show our government that workers everywhere want action now by campaigning in your workplaces.
And if you're not working on Friday, the school strikers need you to stand with them.
The trade union movement will act to ensure that they don’t fight alone.
See below for a demo near you and don't forget to bring your GMB flag!
Bradford - 11am, Centenary Square
Huddersfield - 11am, St George's Square
Hebden Bridge - 9.30am, St George's Square
Leeds - 11am, Millenium Square
Wakefield - 12pm, County Hall
Barnsley - 11.30am, Barnsley Town Hall
Doncaster - 11am, Sir Nigel Gresley Square
Rotherham - 12pm, Riverside Houes, Main St
Sheffield - 11am, Devonshire Green
Sheffield Children’s Hospital - 12pm Park Opposite Hospital
Harrogate - 9am, The Cenotaph
Scarborough - 11.30am, Falgrave Junction
Whitby - 11.30am, War Memorial
York - 11.30am, St. Helen's Square