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We are a community union focused on achieving climate justice in Western Australia.

We collectively pool resources (people, effort, ideas, funds) to create the future we want and need, while leaving nobody behind.

We are community members, mothers, fathers, children, doctors, farmers, fire-fighters, hairdressers, labourers, librarians, office workers, psychologists, waitstaff, factory workers, business owners, students, miners, unionists, and anyone else who chooses to join.

Established in 2019 by experienced organisers with backgrounds in health, social justice, trade union and climate organising. Now over 200 members strong and rapidly growing.

Our aims (from our constitution):

  • Ensure Western Australia achieves net negative greenhouse emissions including exports, in a timeline commensurate with the urgency of the climate crisis.

  • Ensure planned, resourced, and at-scale adaptation to climate change impacts happens for our communities, ecosystems, people and workplaces, with no one left behind.

  • Ensure planned, resourced and at-scale just transitions for workers and communities affected by climate impacts or measures required to transition, with no one left behind.

Our aims (in other words):

We will work to make sure WA moves as quickly as possible to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and begins removing them instead.

We will work to make sure the plans and resources are in place to take care of people, communities and ecosystems as we experience the impacts of climate change, and that no-one is left behind.

We will work to reduce vulnerability in our communities; which means making sure everyone has access to things they rely on - safe homes, healthcare, food and water, income, work, parks, transport, etc - for many generations to come.

These are big bold aims. Every sector of our society and every community in WA needs a just transition, and nobody else is coming along to figure it out for us.

So it’s up to all of us.

How we organise

As Union members we support each other in figuring out what changes we need to see happen, where we have influence, what resources and or skills we can share - and we work together, putting them into action.

For some people that means conversations, or planning, or research, or lobbying, or creating and demonstrating solutions - for others it might mean taking part in rallies, pickets, direct actions or any number of other things.

Some members just want to give financially and that’s fine too. Your contributions help provide the resources, infrastructure, training and employment necessary to achieve our big bold aims.

As a small organisation, we amplify the impact of our work by partnering with other organisations who share our values, and by taking part in collective organising and consultation processes.

What this means for you

We’re going to have to work in our communities, workplaces, industries and everywhere else we have influence to make sure that fair and just transition plans are developed, resourced and implemented - and there’s no time to waste.

It’s a huge task, but the upside to that is there’s plenty of work you can do!

Whether you want to organise with people in your local community, the industry you work in, an area you have an interest in, or with people you haven’t met yet - there’s opportunity to do so.

You don’t have to be financial: Solidarity memberships available at $1 per year, because our collective organising is more important than your ability to ‘pay’.

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ABN: 23767498078

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We acknowledge that we begin our work as The Climate Justice Union on the Boodja (land) of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We honour the Wadjuk people and their kin in other Nations and Country across these lands and waters, who have always cared for this place and all who lived here.

We acknowledge First Nations Elders past and present, and acknowledge that those of us living here, who came from across the seas, live on land that was taken, stolen. We acknowledge the responsibility that comes with this understanding and that we personally and collectively benefit from this theft.

As such, we all have a responsibility to decolonise ourselves, our lives and work, and to heal the harm these oppressive systems have inflicted.

Click here to read our full acknowledgements

We are a community union and do not cover you in your workplace. All Climate Justice Union members are also encouraged to join the relevant industrial union. Click here to find your industrial Union.

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