The International Trade Union Confederation has pledged the support of its 200 million workers world wide to the global climate strike tomorrow. General secretary, Sharan Burrow, says it's everybody's fight now.
Burrow said her members would strike alongside students in the streets where the local laws allowed, and where that was not possible trade unionists would take “stop work action” or stage other forms of protest and workplace campaigns to demand radical climate action.
Strikes and supporting actions are being planned by unions in scores of countries from the UK to South Africa, Italy to Australia, Brazil to the Philippines.
“You need to know that your stand is our stand,” she said. “This is the challenge of our future. For unions we have been saying for a very long time, there are no jobs on a dead planet.”This should be the signature issue of the election campaign but both the Liberals and the Tories have chosen a petro-state future for Canada. Give 'em enough rope....
Think of grains of sand pouring through an hourglass. With any luck when the sand runs out, so does neoliberalism.