UK labour movement representatives and international allies are meeting in Manchester on 9-10 July to discuss climate emergency, public control over the power sector and the Labour Party strategy for decarbonisation. The meeting will be assessing the Labour for a Green New Deal campaign, plans for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’, as well as the recent rise in climate activism. The meeting is being organised by New York-based Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (GLI New York) and the Global Labour Institute in Manchester (GLI Manchester), with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
Labour movement activists are invited to participate in an open discussion on Climate Emergency, Energy Democracy and the Labour Movement in the evening of 10 July, at the Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD. Free admission.
Sponsored by Unite NW/389 Greater Manchester Social Action Branch
Invited (*confirmed) participants include
· Sean Sweeney*, Director of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, New York
· Clara Pallard *, President, Culture Group Executive Committee, PCS
· Sarah Flores, Youth and Project Officer, IndustriALL Global Union, Geneva
· Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
· John Mark Mwanika*, Programs Officer ATGWU, Uganda, and Chair of the Urban Transport Committee of the International Transport Workers Federation
· Tony Kearns, Senior Deputy General Secretary, CWU
· Stephen Smellie*, Unison Scotland
· Jim Mowatt, UNITE National Environment Spokesperson
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