Take Action on Climate Change: September 20

The School Climate Strike started as a one-person protest by Greta Thunberg and has since grown to a movement of millions in over 160 countries. In the Guardian Greta puts it simply:

People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. 

The Australian Services Union National Executive has released a statement of support for the School Strikers’ Global #ClimateStrike on September 20th, 2019.

Statement from The Australian Services Union National Executive

The Australian Services Union is proud to support the school strikers’ Global #ClimateStrike on September 20 and the young leaders who are demanding real and immediate action on climate change.

The school strikers are everything that young Australians should be – passionate, active and caring.

For them climate change isn’t a problem for another day, it’s something that will directly impact the rest of their lives.

And these students aren’t just dreaming of changing the world, they’re going out and doing it.

We’ve always had the back of those fighting for a better future and always will.

That’s why the ASU is calling on members and workers to support the school strikers’ Global #ClimateStrike by taking a day of leave to attend a #ClimateStrike rally on 20 September, organising a workplace solidarity selfie, or passing a workplace resolution in support of these young activists.

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Keep up to date with the event on facebook here.


We want your help to encourage other ASU members to be part of the climate action on September 20.

The School Climate Strike started as a one-person protest by Greta Thunberg and has since grown to a movement of millions in over 160 countries. In this Guardian article Greta puts it simply:

"People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act."

Can you use your phone to film a short 30-second video that we can share with other ASU members to encourage them to bring their friends, families and colleagues?

Say something like:

"Hi, my name is ... and I'm an ASU member from ... I'm joining the climate action on September 20th because ...." and tell us why!

Then send us the video on Facebook messenger to our page facebook.com/ASUnewsouthwalesandACT

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