United Voice will join other unions, First Nations peoples, faith groups and community leaders as they rally with students' Climate Strike actions on 20 September.
United Voice Queensland Branch President Sharron Caddie said climate change was having ever-increasing impacts on working people, particularly those in regional areas affected by floods, fires and droughts.
“We’re standing in solidarity with climate strikers around the world demanding wide-reaching action to address the scale of the climate crisis,” she said.
“Our own government needs to enact laws and policy that would place Australia at the international forefront on proper action to tackle climate change.”
“Responsible government policy to tackle climate change must look at reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency, expanding renewable energy capacity, and rapidly developing low carbon technologies while creating secure jobs.”
“We’re calling on the Morrison Government to recognise that the time for sitting on hands and pondering the reality of the issue has passed. Climate change is upon us and its effects on communities all over the world and in Australia are clearly evident. The time has come for action,” she said.