Template motion for trade union affiliation

This branch/trades council notes that as global temperatures rise, impacts on humans and ecosystems are multiplying, including extreme weather events such as heatwaves, drought and flooding. These have the greatest impact on those who have done least to cause the problem.

It notes the inspiring mobilisations of civil society and trade unions around COP26 in November 2021 but that despite this the outcome failed us all.

It also notes that since COP26, the government has failed to take the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis: encouraging fossil fuel expansion and neglecting basic measures to cut energy demand, such as insulating homes. Continuing the UK's dependence on fossil gas contributes to unprecedented levels of fuel poverty.

It believes a comprehensive programme of climate jobs is needed, as proposed in "Climate Jobs: Building a Workforce for the Climate Emergency", to cut emissions and create the infrastructure needed for a sustainable future, including warm homes, integrated public transport and decarbonising industry.

It further believes that trade unions have a vital role to play in bringing about urgent climate action and a worker-led just transition rooted in workers' rights and social justice.

The branch/region/ trades council therefore resolves:

1. To affiliate to the Campaign against Climate Change.

2. To make a bulk order for copies of the Climate Jobs: Building a Workforce for the Climate Emergency" report for sale to members. [Copies can be ordered here].

3. To notify the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group of our decision by emailing climatetradeunion@gmail.com

[Affiliation fees: branches and trades councils £25, regions and County Associations £50, national unions from £150, depending on size]