The next Global Climate Strike is coming up on Friday, 20th September, with events planned in over 100 Australian towns and cities. Here is everything you need to know about the strike and how you can get involved.
What: Global #ClimateStrike
When: Friday, 20th September, 2019
Where: 100 town and city centres around Australia (click here to find a strike near you)
Who: Anyone and everyone who wants to see climate action now
Don’t live in one of these cities? Click here to find the full list of towns and cities where strikes will be taking place.
Social media assets
To promote the event and get your friends on board, a suite of social media assets have been created for you to download and share on your own social media pages. When you share content on social media, use the hashtag #ClimateStrike to get involved in the conversation!
The ability to strike is an internationally recognised right, but in Australia, there are a number of regulations around it.
There are, however, a number of ways you can attend the strike within the bounds of your workplace agreement, including:
- Taking a longer lunch break
- Organising a workplace action
- Taking formal leave or using your time off in lieu (TOIL)
- Getting your workplace to pass a resolution (permission for you and your colleagues to participate in the strike without penalty)
For more information about these ideas, click here.
Many Australian workplaces are getting behind the strikes, and encouraging their employees to take part in the march. In fact, over 1000 businesses have pledged to support their workers through the group Not Business As Usual. Why not get your workplace to sign up too?
Still have questions? Visit the Global #ClimateStrike FAQs here.
Australian school strikers are part of a global movement which is collaborating on the Global #ClimateStrike on September 20. Around the world, strikes and actions will be taking place across the week of September 20-27. Visit schoolstrike4climate.com for more information about the climate strikes in Australia.