On September 20, 2019, in one of the largest protest events in Australia’s history, Earthworker members joined hundreds of thousands of students and workers going on strike for stronger action on climate change. We had a great day marching together under the Earthworker banner, and we were able chat to many different people about our project and how it fits into the broader climate movement.
The Australian protesters called for the Federal Government to commit to:
- No new coal, oil or gas projects
- 100 per cent renewable energy generation and exports by 2030
- Funding for “a just transition and job creation for all fossil fuel industry workers and communities
On top of the tens of thousands of students who led the march and walked out of school, more than 2,500 Australian businesses took part, either closing their doors or allowing their employees to walk off the job. We at Earthworker Cooperative believe that any successful climate movement must put worker’s rights at it’s centre. For a sustainable future we must be looking at creating more dignified, healthy jobs for all. Get in touch if you’d like to get more involved with Earthworker or join us on the next climate strike.