HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
ONE MILLION CLIMATE JOBS PLAN LAUNCHED
 

Star date: 2nd November 2014

THOUSANDS OF JOBS FOR SALFORD AT STAKE

One Million Climate Jobs Launch
Friends Meeting House
Tuesday 18th November 7:15pm

As Salford panics over potential fracking at Barton Moss, and the loss of thousands of jobs in the city, the Campaign Against Climate Change is launching its new updated pamphlet of how to kill both doom birds with one stone. It's easy, it's do-able and it makes sense. One million climate jobs now? 4,500 of them in Salford?

Full details here...


There's no doubt that we're going through both an environmental and financial crisis right now which isn't going away in a hurry. The Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group, backed by its experts of economists and environmentalists, reckons it has the answer.

It's quite simple – create one million jobs. And the Campaign is re-launching its updated booklet, about `hope in the face of crisis', to show everyone how.

"The economy is not working" it states "Mass unemployment has lasted for years, and will last for many more. And at some point gradual climate change is going to turn into swift catastrophe.

"Dangerous climate change is a consequence of the work of the hands and brains of many men and women" it adds "It will take the hands and brains of many men and women to undo the damage. So many climate activists, and several trade unions, have decided to fight to make the government create one million climate jobs. This report sets out our case."

The 68 page booklet implores the government to create a National Climate Service, with the same urgency that it created the National Health Service after the war, and, for a year, "hire 90,000 new workers each month to do new climate jobs".

These jobs include insulating and retrofitting all existing homes and buildings in order to conserve energy, running a massive public transport system powered by renewable electricity and putting in place the means to get the renewable energy from wind, solar and tidal power.

The booklet gives the case study of Salford as a city where the National Climate Service could make a major difference. It states there could be 4,500 jobs created...

Two thousand jobs would be in factories, producing solar cell arrays, rooftop thermal water heating pipes, and components for the nacelles of wind turbines. There would be 1,250 jobs created in transport, through more trams and the city as a hub for rail freight distribution onto vans and small trucks. Five hundred jobs could also be created in the field of training and research jobs "because the University of Salford already does research in Buildings, Architecture, Science and Engineering", and another 750 jobs could be created converting buildings to save energy.

The cost of the whole National Climate Service would be £66billion for everything but the government would save £21.6billion on taxes and benefits, would get income of £25.5billion from transport tickets and electricity bills, leaving a gap of £19billion a year. The Campaign states that this could easily be covered by everything from closing tax loopholes for companies, to a 1% tax on the rich, to even borrowing from the Bank of England. For qualitative easing the banks were loaned £75billion a year.

For those who think a National Climate Service would cost too much the booklet states... "Governments do things that 'cost too much' when they decide to do so.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are an example. Rescuing the banks in 2008
is another. In some ways, the model for what we want to do is what happened
in World War Two. Then all the great powers of the world took control of their
economies and directed industry to make as many weapons as possible, as fast
as possible, to kill as many people as possible and win the war. In the US the car
factories closed in January 1942. By the end of March the car factories reopened,
making tanks, weapons and a total of 66,000 bomber aircraft.

"That rearmament boom did not bankrupt the governments" it adds "Instead, it created jobs and lifted the whole world out of the Great Depression. We need to do
the same thing now, but in order to save lives. If Mother Earth was a bank, we would already have a million climate jobs..."

The One Million Climate Jobs booklet is being re-launched at Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS on Tuesday 18th November 7:15pm.

Speakers will include Martin Empson of the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, representatives of trades unions sponsoring the pamphlet and a a speaker from Frack Free Greater Manchester which is co-hosting this meeting with Campaign Against Climate Change.

Copies of the booklet will be on sale at the event or you can read it online – click here

Find out how to order copies of the booklet and more at www.campaigncc.org

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD PHOTO ARCHIVE GIVEAWAY
Hi Paul. I lived for my first 8 or so years on Pine Street off Hough Lane in Lower Broughton (1966-74) All very long gone obvious... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Phil,I am allowed to comment on things that happen in my city.Why can't these facts and figures be public. If no one has anything ... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Oriflamme Raised, I don't know where you get off on bullying me like this. Personally I think that it is pretty despicable of you.... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
I agree with Oliframe that we need to take a close look at Labour activists. This is why I appeal to not vote Labour this May to s... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Paul Dennett, is a politician, lets be honest here, you cannot expect him to tell the truth. All politicians never ever tell the t... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD COUNCILLORS COULD BE CUT IN BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW

Star date: 20th April 2018

NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS COULD BE CULLED IN REVIEW OF WARDS

The number of Salford councillors could be cut in a sweeping review of the city by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England..."The review will re-draw ward boundaries across the city as well as deciding how many councillors should be elected to the council in total" said a spokesperson for the Commission.

Salford currently has three councillors per ward but, with new wards possibly emerging as the city grows, this might be cut to two per ward.

Full details here…

SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH

Star date: 19th April 2018

AS £5.5MILLION AVOIDED BY DEVELOPERS SALFORD MAYOR SAYS IT'S A 'MYTH'!

In the latest issue of Salford Council's propaganda mag, Life in Salford, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has denounced the "myth" that "developers don't contribute money to the city. It's simply not true" he says.

Yes, they do contribute some money but they also avoid millions of pounds in payments and provision of affordable housing. Indeed, Salford Star analysis shows that developers avoided almost £5.5million in payments last year, as the Mayor only tells half the truth.

Full details here...

DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th April 2018

STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT WITH NO EVICTIONS STATE GROUPS

Today, in St Peter's Square Manchester, around half a dozen campaign groups took part in a Disabled People Against the Cuts national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be stopped and scrapped.

Chalk slogans covered the square, speeches were made condemning the affect of the discredited benefit and a giant letter was handed into Manchester City Council calling for 'No evictions' as a result of Universal Credit payment delays.

Full details here...

SALFORD NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS TAKE FIGHT TO PARLIAMENT

Star date: 18th April 2018

FIGHT FOR THE FIVE CAMPAIGNERS HEAD TO WESTMINSTER

A coach load of Save Our Nursery campaigners will be heading to Parliament next Wednesday 25th April for a meeting with MPs in the Palace of Westminster and to urge the Government to be flexible over its new funding formula.

It is also hoped that Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will pressure Theresa May to respond at Prime Minister's Question Time on the same day.

Full details here...

HUGE PAY RISES FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OFFICERS

Star date: 17th April 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TO GET HUGE PAY RISES

Cash-strapped Salford City Council is to give huge pay rises to senior officers after a 'job evaluation exercise' moved them well up the pay scale. It follows the resignation of the Director of Finance and Corporate Business, and spreading the majority of his salary amongst other re-titled roles.

The Salford Star believes the officers are in line to share around £54,000 between them.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx