2nd Climate Change Trade Union Conference Report
The second Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Conference brought together one hundred and sixty trade unionists and climate change activists. This was down on the three hundred who attended last year. Obviously the dip in attendance is not due to widespread feeling that the working class has resolved the matter in its own favour.
The economic crisis seems to be absorbing everyone’s attention at the moment and that may have had an impact. In my view the fact that the 2009 conference was rather similar in format to the 2008 one may not have helped either. The purpose of the event was to allow trade unionists to develop working class solutions to the threat that big business has created for humanity.