Australia’s education unions have thrown their support behind the School Strike
for Climate movement, as students and supporters prepare for a national
protest in advance of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit.
The three unions, representing nearly 300,000 education workers, support this
urgent call from students for a moratorium on new fossil-fuel projects, 100%
renewable energy by the end of the decade and the funding of a just transition
for fossil-fuel workers.
A 2050 target is close to useless without a clear and credible plan to get there.
That means cutting fossil-fuel subsidies and investing in the secure jobs of
Students and young people are counting on us. Australia must take an
ambitious pledge to the Glasgow COP26 Summit and work towards a safe, fair
and prosperous future for young Australians.
Joint statement attributed to:
– Australian Education Union (AEU) Contact: Alys Gagnon 0438 379 977
– Independent Education Union (IEU) Contact: Simon Schmidt 0466 144 360
– National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Contact: Jake Wishart 0413 208 134
Read more :COP26 Climate Press Release 2021