Climate Change and Work – Trade Union workshop

Please book here for this FREE event, so we have numbers for the buffet supper.

Climate change and work: learning from Canadian trade unions

A workshop hosted by Sheffield Climate Alliance, Sheffield Trade Union Council and international trade unionists and researchers to share international perspectives

Free event with buffet supper – please book by 30 March

At the beginning of April, academic researchers and trade unionists from various countries will be in Sheffield to participate in the Climate Change and Work stream of the 32nd International Labour Process Conference at the University of Sheffield.

The Adapting Canadian Workplaces programme (, led by Professor Carla Lipsig Mummé will be strongly represented. ACW partners include many Canadian trade unions, including the Postal Workers, Union of Public Employees, United Steelworkers, and British Columbian Building Trades, as well as the Labor Network for Sustainability. The project has been building databases of collective agreement clauses and training programmes on climate change.

We are offering the chance to meet and exchange ideas about what is being done locally in the Sheffield area and in other parts of the globe.

International participants include:

  • Donald Lafleur, Vice President of the Canadian Labour Congress
  • Bela Galgoczi from the European Trade Union Institute
  • Carla Lipsig Mummé, of York University, Toronto
  • John Calvert, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

And from the UK:

  • Graham Petersen, UCU and Greener Jobs Alliance (
  • Dean Stroud and Claire Evans of Cardiff University
  • Linda Clarke and Colin Gleeson, ProBE, University of Westminster
  • Martin Mayer, Sheffield TUC

A buffet supper and coffee/tea will be available and afterwards we will adjourn to a local pub for drinks and a chance to chat further. Please book on Eventbrite so we know numbers. This is a free event but SCA would welcome your voluntary donation to our campaigns.