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Environmental and climate change issues affect the way the CWU works and affects both the working and domestic lives of our members.

At CWU we do a combination of campaign and practical work to address these issues.

Use the links on the left to:

  • Read about the renovation of our training centre at Alvescot which has boosted its green credentials to include solar heating, ground-source heat pumps and an on-site allotment, among other things.
  • Find out about Climate Solidarity, our Defra-funded project which aims to mobilise thousands of trade union members to cut carbon emissions. Training and support available.

CWU is represented on the TUC's Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee, a joint government-TUC body.

We are affiliated to the Campaign against Climate Change and have been actively involved in the trade union conferences held by this organisation.