UNITE to Protect Our Environment

Unions have always been involved in environmental issues. They affect us all, but they often affect working people most. Changes in the workplace can help resolve environmental problems and unions have been in the forefront of many such campaigns, from asbestos to Agent Orange (245T) to the dumping of nuclear waste at sea.
Environmental sustainability and climate change are increasingly becoming recognised as major issues by government and employers.
In order to campaign effectively in this area it is important that UNITE has information about what is going on in workplaces and how members perceive issues and initiatives to do with climate change and sustainability.
Please take a few minutes to carry out the online survey:
http://response.questback.com/amicus/eeeitenvironment/
The TUC is offering an online training course designed to meet the growing demand from trade union members and reps for information, knowledge and skills to deal with environmental issues. The course will begin late February and details are available here:
http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/education/learn-1913-f0.cfm

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit are balloting for industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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