Work and Climate Change Report

U.K. Union Makes Green Progress on Three Fronts

A new report by the Public and Commercial Services Union of the U.K. outlines how that union is pursuing its green goals on three fronts: greening the union administration and operations through policies regarding energy use, waste reduction, green procurement and staff travel policies; at the workplace, supporting the green representatives through networks and online training; and in the community, through national and local campaigns, for example, against fracking, the Energy Bill Revolution and energy poverty, and through fair trade and trade justice campaigns. The report also summarizes the union’s Green Forum in November 2013, and its new participation in the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) network, based at Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute in New York. It will relaunch its One Million Climate Jobs campaign in 2014.


Becoming a Greener Union is available from a link at the Public and Commercial Services Union website at:, which also gives a link to the full report and a video from the 2013 Green Forum