We are a new 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.
History: Established in 2019 by experienced organisers with backgrounds in health, social justice, trade union and climate organising. Now well over 100 members and rapidly growing.
Our aims (from our constitution):
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 where we each fit, where we have influence, resources and/or skills - and we work together, putting them into action.
For some people that means rallies and actions, for others it means conversations, or planning, or research, or lobbying, or creating and demonstrating - or any number of other things.
Some 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.
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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