Conference welcomes the TUC Congress 2017 motion on Climate Change. We must continue to press for the development of sustainable ‘clean’ energy across the UK. To this end, we must bring energy suppliers and producers into public ownership in the national interest and make nuclear power and renewables costings transparent.
UNITE agrees to work with the TUC and other unions collaboratively
i. with the Labour Party and others that advocate for an end to the UK’s rigged energy system to bring it back into public ownership and democratic control
ii. for a Labour Manifesto commitment to a mass programme of retrofit and insulation of Britain’s homes and public buildings
iii. effective rights for workplace environmental reps
iv. for the establishment of a Just Transition strategy and practical steps needed to achieve this as integral to industrial strategy