The environment

Protecting our environment from profit-driven destruction

Public meeting: Climate Action Now!

HARINGEY AND ENFIELD PUBLIC MEETING Organised by the Sustainable Haringey network and the Campaign against Climate Change

CLIMATE ACTION NOW! What can we do to stop climate change, and to make the transition to a fair and sustainable society?

Tuesday November 24th 8pm - Wood Green Library High Road, N22 - Just south of Wood Green tube

Film: 'Countdown To Copenhagen' (newly made by Haringey documentary team, Reel News) Speakers: including a windturbine factory worker from Vestas who was recently involved in occupying the plant to prevent its closure + Discussion

Film night: Countdown to Copenhagen

Venue: Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ (about ten minutes walk from Clapham Common tube)

It is now clear that there will be no binding agreement at Copenhagen to stop runaway climate change.

Countdown to Copenhagen film night will provide a chance to discuss the issues around the Copenhagen talks, how to get to Copenhagen for the mass mobilisations and what we can do locally.


Save Vestas

Campaign Against Climate Change – National Demonstration

Pollution‘Fight for 1 million Green Jobs’

The Campaign Against Climate Change has called demonstrations in London and Edinburgh on Saturday 5th December to fight for one million green jobs and publicity flyers are attached. The RMT is affiliated to the Campaign and I would urge all members to participate in these demonstrations. Assembly at the larger London event will be from 12pm in Hyde Park.

Copenhagen Climate Justice

PollutionPlease find below information on the Copenhagen Climate Justice event:

Check Climate Justice Action website. Actions include
• 7 December:
o Climate Justice Fast! (12:00 am)
o Take Action! COP 15 Starts (9:00 am)
• 11 December:
o Don't Buy the Lie- anti-corporate action at the COP (2:00 am)
• 12 December:
o Flood For Climate Justice (2:00 am)
o Global Day of Action (all day)

RMT Slams “Damaging” TfL Fare Increases

commutersTUBE AND TfL union RMT today slammed confirmation from Mayor Boris Johnson that tube fares will increase by 3.9% from next year and bus fares by over 12% as “dire news in the middle of a recession which will be deeply damaging to passenger numbers and revenue income.”

In further bad news for public transport in the capital, TfL's business plan, to be considered by TfL's board next week, includes the deferral by three years of all remaining station renewals which were to have been completed by the failed private Tube maintenance company Metronet.

Defend Green Jobs

Becky Crocker, our Regional Young Members' Officer, writes ...

This Thursday 17th September is the second national day of action to support Vestas workers. After 18 days of occupying their factory against closure, Vestas wind turbine workers are maintaining a 24-hour blockade of the site, preventing plant and turbine blades getting out. The workers are demanding the government nationalise their factory, because the market will not guarantee their jobs or the future of the planet!