12 October 2019
12:30 - 15:30
Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom
Extinction Rebellion UK
Mid-way through October’s Global Rebellion, we are asking UK trade unionists to rebel in London and sound the alarm for the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Trade unions have always shown solidarity to those fighting for change and those facing oppression. Already, many trade unionists have expressed solidarity with the school climate strikers. Now, it’s time to recognise the scale of the environmental catastrophe and get involved.
Climate and ecological breakdown has already begun: leading scientists and public figures (including the UN Secretary General) have estimated we have as little as 18 months to turn everything around. The very future of life on this planet is at stake.
Help spread the word and get involved:
👉 1. Share this event on social media. Even if you’re not a frequent poster, it’s one of the most effective ways to raise the alarm
👉🏿 2. Get organising in your trade union branch, your workplace and your trades council. Invite other union members to join you on October 12th. Bring your union banner if you have one. Bring a delegation. Can your branch forge an affiliation with Extinction Rebellion? Can you sound out a message about the trade union day of action and the Rebellion fortnight?
👉🏾 3. Invite an Extinction Rebellion speaker to your union branch. Start a discussion about how work, workplaces and unions must respond to the crisis. Declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency
👉🏼 4. Donate: If you’re short on time but could give money, donate to the Rebellion at rebellion.earth/donate or directly to a local XR Group near you
👉🏼 5. Reach out to Extinction Rebellion groups in your area. Ask them for materials, posters, stickers and whatever else they might have to help you
See you on the streets 🌏🌎🌍