Special Q&A Session for Members

On Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 1-2pm Birmingham Branch will be hosting a special Q&A session to talk about pensions and around the Global Day for Climate Justice taking place on Saturday 6th November. The meeting will be held on Zoom.

The pension issue ties into the demonstration well, as currently the pension pot which we pay into is investing in fossil fuel companies – which does not sit well in the sense of trying to tackle climate change.

As Birmingham moves to become a greener city, with introducing the Clean Air zone around the City Centre – should the investments made with our hard-earned money also not be going in a greener direction?

With speakers:

Cllr Ollie Armstrong – Climate Justice Rally Coordinator and speaker from Divest West Midlands Campaign (the group campaigning for the WM pension scheme to stop investing in fossil fuels)

To join the meeting either follow the link or go to the Zoom App add the meeting ID and password.

To join the Q&A:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88453799570?pwd=WUZNV2plcWppR1llcEJ2MWZjdjFGUT09 

Meeting ID: 884 5379 9570
Passcode: 967175

The climate emergency is happening now and unless we work together to stop it, our planet will change in drastic ways and our children and grandchildren face a deeply uncertain future.

Not only do our children and grandchildren face an uncertain future, but so do you if we do not act as a community and stand for change. The UK committee on Climate Change has said that the next decade is critical.

Members of UNISON work in a wide range of jobs that have direct environmental roles – in parks, energy and water companies, environment agencies, environmental health, school food, buses and transport planning, cleansing, waste recycling and planning.

UNISON members in all their different roles across local government, education, the heath service, housing etc see the effects of environmental change, be it pollution, extreme weather, floods or cold homes.