This article is a second excerpt from a document on climate change to be discussed by the forthcoming Workers’ Liberty conference.
On paper, almost all trade unions recognise climate change as a grave danger, and demand state action to combat it, with workers having a role in “a just transition”.
For the most part, the policies are close to those of the “One Million Climate Jobs” (OMCJ) project of the “Campaign Against Climate Change” (CACC), from about a decade ago.
CACC often functions to “outsource” climate activism from the labour movement itself.
Some unions, and the TUC, have policy