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):
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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