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Meetings held to mark return of Climate Caravan for jobs

Issue No. 2305

A supporter in London  (Pic: Socialist Worker)

A supporter in London (Pic: Socialist Worker)

Enthusiastic meetings of 50 people in London and Manchester wrapped up the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs tour last Friday.

In the past two weeks activists have travelled 2,000 miles to take the campaign into 25 towns around Britain.

In London Tony Kearns, deputy general secretary of the CWU union, argued that trade unions should campaign for climate jobs. He said activists should demand five million new houses by 2020 and integrated public transport.

Professor Barbara Harris-White exposed how current energy subisidies locks us into fossil fuels.

Speakers in Manchester included council leader Sir Richard Leese and Green Party candidate Peter Allen.

Karen Evans, representing the UCU lecturers’ union which supported the caravan, called for more jobs to be created in training people with the skills needed to move towards a sustainable economy.

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