Greener Jobs Alliance (GJA) Newsletter No 22 September-October 2019
The Greener Jobs Alliance was launched to promote skills training and job creation to meet the needs of Britain’s rapidly growing low carbon sectors and to green the whole economy.
The transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy can drive sustainable economic recovery and job creation in every part of the country as well as making existing jobs more secure. But this requires a more strategic national and local approach to deliver the workforce skills needed and to stimulate demand for clean energy and energy efficiency services.
The Greener Jobs Alliance liaises at a national and local level to build the broadest possible support for the policies, investment, partnerships and commitments needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
The Greener Jobs Alliance liaises with training bodies, colleges, universities, employers, local and national government, trade unions, housing associations, campaign and community groups – to build the policies, investment and partnerships needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
The GJA runs a number of ‘free’ courses on the environment for Trade Union Reps in different parts of the UK which have been attended by a number of CWU Reps.
The GJA came into existence as a result of funding from Battersea and Wandsworth TUC.
Newsletter 22 cover the Youth Climate Strike on 20 September as well as the plan, agreed at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) annual conference in Brighton on September 10th, backed by the CWU and a new GJA online course on ‘Just Transition’. The GJA launched its new training materials for unions and their supporters at the TUC Conference in September and the GJA hopes it will act as a new resource going forward. There is a crucial need for a course that explores the meaning of the term ‘Just Transition’ and why it should be a priority for unions.
Importantly, the course contains plenty of examples of positive case studies as well as guidance on how to implement it in the workplace. As always, the GJA is interested in feedback on how the course was used and how it can be improved.
See attached September-October GJA Newsletter No 22.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer