Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We believe the time to fight for immediate and bold climate action is now, but the needed economic transition will not take place without strong guarantees for worker rights and good jobs for all.
This year, we mark this date with solemn considerations for how humanity will also overcome a new threat, the COVID-19 virus. This is not how we wanted to address our current climate crisis, but it may be that we can learn lessons from this healthcare crisis that can inform our path forward.
Along with our allies at the UE union in the United States, we have issued a statement calling for urgent action for workers and the planet. You can read and share the statement here.
Jerry Dias, National President
Lana Payne, National Secretary-Treasurer
Renaud Gagné, Quebec Director