The UCU union will be putting a motion to this year's TUC conference asking them to call a 30-minute workday solidarity stoppage to coincide with the global school student strike on the 20th September.
The UCU says "millions of school students across the globe have struck for climate justice. Their action has forced governments across the world and the UK parliament to declare a Climate Emergency. We need to keep up this pressure. If this is not achieved then the earth's climate will have passed a dangerous tipping point with temperatures rising up to 4 degrees by the end of the century - in the lifetime of young people alive today.
Climate is a trade union issue. Trade unionists must play a central role in shaping the way society’s economic and social organisation meets the needs of future generations and the planet."
In line with motions passed at UCU Congress, the union is submitting a motion to theTUC Congress (8 to 11 September in Brighton) calling on all the TUC affiliate unions, student unions throughout our colleges and universities and politicians and community groups, to support the call for a 30-minute workday stoppage in solidarity with the global school student strike on the 20th September.