Workers 4 Climate Justice are hosting their next public forum on Monday 3rd February 2020. The forum is called Health Issues in a time of crisis and is a public forum.
WHEN: Monday February 3rd, 6-8pm
WHERE: Queensland Council of Unions, Level 12, 16 Peel Street
WHAT A special forum on the health impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.
After hearing from our invited guest speakers we’ll discuss how as workers and unionists we can take action; both immediately in response to the bushfire crisis and in the longer fight for climate justice.
This time we’ll be focussing on the critical issue of health. Through prolonged drought, extreme heatwaves and the latest unprecedented and devastating bushfires, climate change is impacting the health of our communities and changing the nature our workplaces right now.
More than ever it is clear that climate change is an issue that will impact everyone — climate change is union business. And as workers and unionists we have a critical role to playing in preparing for the changes ahead and advocating for urgent action to avoid the worst impacts.
More information about the forum is below and here on Facebook. We’d love it if you could circulate the event through your networks and ask your union to send it to their members.
In other news, we’ve just launched our public Workers 4 Climate Justice Brisbane Facebook Page – we’d love you to take a minute to jump on, give us a “LIKE” so you get our updates, and invite your friends to like the page to help build our networks.
Amanda, Moira and Jan
On behalf of Workers 4 Climate Justice Brisbane team
Speakers to be announced shortly.
RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT for updates
The devastation, both human and ecological, caused by the current bushfires has profoundly touched the hearts of Australians who are volunteering, donating and organising relief for the victims who have lost loved ones, their homes, workplaces and jobs; and for injured and threatened domestic animals and wildlife.
At the centre of the crisis is a looming realisation that Australia’s climate, with all its variability from droughts to floods, has changed, and that human-induced climate change has arrived.
Without wishing to sound alarmist or like doomsday prophets, climate change science tells us that natural disasters will happen more often, with greater extremes, making the current situation not an aberration but increasingly likely.
This will have serious consequences for all Australians, especially the socially vulnerable, and working Australians who have to contend with new and changing threats to safe working conditions, as the impact of the climate crisis unfolds.
Come and hear from health professionals and their union representatives to inform ourselves, and to stimulate effective action in our own workplaces and communities in the fight for a low-carbon, sustainable future.
All welcome! Please invite your colleagues, union delegates, and ask your union to circulate this to their members.
Light refreshments available.
Entry by donation.