New ‘green deal’ demand
by Diarmaid Mac a Bhaird
Students across the country took part in school strikes over climate change.
Students across the country took part in school strikes over climate change.

Fórsa is hosting a seminar on climate change, and the impact that the move to a low carbon economy will have on workers in Ireland. The event, ‘A Green New Deal for Workers,’ takes place on Thursday 4th April in Fórsa’s Nerney’s Court office, from 2pm to 5pm.


The event will address what a ‘green new deal’ could mean, and will explore a ‘just transition’ to a low carbon Ireland. Professor John Barry of Queens University, Belfast is the keynote speaker.


The event will also feature interactive workshops around the development of a climate information campaign for Fórsa members, the creation of a sustainability strategy for the union, and establishing a just transition committee within Fórsa.


The union will also host a screening of the film Silent Transformation at 6pm* on the same evening, as part of the Fórsa Insights series. The documentary is about the transformative power of co-ops, and the impact they have had in communities across Ontario.


The screening will also be followed by a panel discussion on the role co-ops can play in finding a solution to the housing crisis in Ireland.


Fórsa Insights is a series of talks and cultural events open to Fórsa members, ICTU affiliates and NGOs. The aim is to explore a range of issues including human rights, climate change, migration, homelessness and the experience of campaigning for workers rights across the globe.


Please RSVP to Joe O’Connor for either or both events. For capacity reasons, places are limited to two spaces per branch.


*Please note the corrected time for the Fórsa Insights event.  

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