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UK NewsClimate strike: what happens if you leave work to join the global action on 20 September

16:10  16 september  2019
16:10  16 september  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Millions of school climate strikers have been leaving their classrooms every Friday. Now they hope that everyone else will join them in action . Here is a range of ways you could join the Climate Strikes if you ’re supposed to be working on September 20 or 27.

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Young people and children around the world will be striking against climate change on 20 September and have called on adults to join them.

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Strikers are calling for more to be done to curb climate change, urging governments and politicians to take the problem seriously.

Here is what you need to know about getting involved in the action:

What's happening on 20 September and how can I join?

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The action, backed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, takes place days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September.

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People around the world are striking for bold climate action . But first, click here to join the Climate Strike on September 20 th — you can also organize your own event if nothing is happening yet where you live. We have just 11 years left to cut global emissions in half, and to do that, we need to work

What is the Global Climate Strike ? On September 20 and 27, hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of people are expected to walk out of their schools, jobs and homes to join local demonstrations. Advocacy organization 350.org announced last week that more than 2,500 strikes have been

Young people around the world will be striking on 20 September (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Walkouts have been organised all over the UK.

The central London rally takes place from 11am - 3pm on Millbank, near Westminster tube station, which will include a "climate alarm" moment at 1pm, with people sounding their alarms for one minute, wherever they are.

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To find your nearest rally, see the list of events publicised by the UK Student Climate Network, here.

I have work that day, how can I take part in a walkout?

Restrictive employment laws can make it difficult for many to join a strike, and people should seek advice within their workplace about the consequences of taking any time off to join the walkout before doing so.

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The idea of the Global Climate Strike is for as many people as possible to take the day off work on Friday 27th September to protest for climate action in solidarity with the school strikers . There are strikes happening across New Zealand, meaning finding one to join should be easy enough.

For people who wish to join the action but are unable to leave work, they could take formal leave, or joining a strike during a lunch break may also be a possibility.

Those able to work flexible hours could start or end their day at a different time to be able to join a rally.

Many trade unions are encouraging workers to organise events at their workplace and share pictures of it online, or to plan 30 minute work stoppages on the day.

If you are part of a union, there's a good chance it has already backed the action in some way, so its worth checking in with you local branch for advice or to see if anything has been organised on or around 20 September.

Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, marches with other young climate activists for a climate strike (Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Branches of unions including, The Trades Union Congress (TUC), Unison, Unite and the University and College Union (UCU) are among those backing the young people striking in various ways.

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School strikers are calling on everyone: young people, parents, workers , and all concerned citizens to join massive climate strikes and a week of actions starting on September 20 .

Global strike : sept 20 donate. But it’s going to take all of us working together to succeed. Join us on September 20 – three days out from the UN’s Emergency Climate Summit -- by taking the day off school, uni or work to show our politicians that we’re serious about climate action .

Global Climate Change also suggests putting a proposal in to your employer to give staff the day off to join the action, whether you are part of a union or not.

How can I organise action at my workplace?

The first step is to speak with colleagues, call a meeting at lunch or share information in a newsletter about why the strike is happening, Global Climate Strike suggests.

Many employers will need formal notice of your intentions, so the next step is to create a proposal to your boss about how and why your workplace should get involved.

If your firm has a union, it is a good idea to speak with the rep about the plans too.

If your employer agrees, the next step is to publicise what will be happening with posters, flyers and social media.

A media toolkit has also been provided by Global Climate Strike, for those keen to share information about the action they will be taking with their local newspaper.

What can I do if I can't leave work, but want to support the action?

Global Climate Strike acknowledges that it may not be possible for all workers to strike without consequences, and offers suggestions for alternative ways to get involved.

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Starting on Friday 20 September we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate . We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our

The school strike for climate (Swedish: Skolstrejk för klimatet, also known variously as Fridays for Future (FFF), Youth for Climate and Youth Strike 4 Climate )

"Workers’ rights and labour laws vary hugely around the world, and not everyone can strike or be part of a union without risk of legal sanctions," it says.

Young demonstrators at a climate change march in London earlier this year (Photo: Getty)

Aside from organising a walkout with colleagues, the group suggests working with employers to arrange a climate change training day.

Holding an event at your workplace, or simply posting photos on social media of colleagues wearing badges or armbands in solidarity, is another way to support the cause without leaving the office.

For more details on how to get involved as a worker, see the Global Climate Strike website.

Can I get fired for striking?

The government's website states: "You can’t be dismissed for industrial action if:

- it’s called as a result of a properly organised ballot

- it’s about a trade dispute between workers and their employer (eg about your terms and conditions)

- You give your employer a detailed notice about the industrial action (which is legally required) has been given to the employer at least seven days before it begins."

However, there are many cases in which you could be fired or reprimanded for striking, according the the government.

These include if the ballot wasn't organised properly by the union, the correct notice hasn't been given to the employer, the union hasn't called for action or it is organised by someone without the authority to do so.

You also may be dismissed for joining a "sympathy" or "secondary" strike in support of other workers taking action, if it’s in support of only employing union members (closed shop action), or if it breaks industrial law in any way.

The same rules applies to those who are not union members.

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