People’s Assembly Scotland

5:00pm-6:30pm 5th November 2021

Climate Action - Strike Action

Laura Pidcock People's Assembly National Secretary

Danielle Obono French MP, France Insoumise

Roz Foyer STUC General Secretary

Lynn Henderson PCS National Officer

Roza Salih SNP activist and refugee rights campaigner

Carol Mochan Labour MSP

Elaine Graham-Leigh Author - A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change

With special contributions from...

Michael Hogg from the RMT on the ScotRail strike

The Glasgow cleansing workers

Unite Hospitality

Chair: Jonathon Shafi

Tens of thousands of delegates, campaigners and activists will converge on Glasgow for COP26. On the eve of the mass demonstrations taking place across the world - including a major mobilisation in Scotland - the People’s Assembly will host a public rally calling for radical action on climate change that puts people before profit.

The Tories boast that they’re world leaders on climate, but we know that their policies just offer us more of the same: more austerity, more privatisation and deepening inequality. The post-Covid recovery plan must feature rapid decarbonisation - and workers must be central to a "just transition."

During COP26 there will be significant strikes that are directly related to these issues. Rail workers will take action alongside cleansing workers and school staff. These strikes draw the links between workers and key climate demands around public transport and environmental standards. There is a mood to fight back against cuts and for better pay and conditions after the pandemic. The People’s Assembly rally will hear from figures across the trade union movement and from workers taking strike action in the context of historic mobilisations for real and meaningful climate action that can give people and planet a future.

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