Alternative COP26 - Join in Glasgow and Online

2021-11-03 -
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Join ASLEF at four events during COP26, the UN Climate Change conference


Tuesday 9th November

The revolution we need to decarbonise transport: Transport workers in conversation

11:45 GMT, Online

Join transport workers from around the world for a discussion of what a worker-led transition to a green transport system looks like. From driving jeepneys to crewing deep sea vessels, transport workers are seeing the impacts of climate change and know what it takes to transform transport into a public good from the bottom up.

Click here to register.



Wednesday 10th November

This is the day when delegates to COP26 will be discussing transport and decarbonisation across the world.


The future is public transport: acting locally, acting globally for public transport

11:45 GMT, Online

Join the International Transport Workers' Federation in a virtual roundtable where mayors, unions leaders, transport workers and civil society groups will discuss and exchange ideas on the future of public transport.

The Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, will present a global call for long-term sustainable investment in safe, accessible and affordable public transport with decent jobs.

Hear the views of mayors, workers, activists and campaigners. Contribute your ideas and help us build a strong movement for an urgent modal shift to public transport.

The event will be moderated by Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder The News Movement and former BBC and Guardian journalist with speakers including Anies Baswedan (Governor of Jakarta), Sharan Burrow (ITUC General Secretary), Daehoon Kim (Seoul Metro Union), Jennifer McCarey (Glasgow TUC) and other city and labour leaders, public transport workers and campaign organisations.

Click here to register for the event.


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The Future of Scotland's Railways

11:00 - 12:30, Webster's Theatre, Glasgow G4 9HZ

ASLEF's Scottish Organiser Kevin Lindsay will be speaking on a panel with representatives from our fellow Scottish transport unions to discuss the new report 'A Vision for Scotland's Railways' and how the railway will help to tackle the climate emergency.

This event is in partnership with the Peace & Justice Project and will be chaired by Roz Foyer, General Secretary of the Scottish TUC.


Towards Net Zero?

20:00, Webster's Theatre, Glasgow G4 9HZ

Mick Whelan, ASLEF General Secretary will join a panel with Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sarah Wooley (BFAWU), Roz Foyer (STUC), Mick Lynch (RMT) and Denise Christie (FBU) to discuss the climate crisis, social justice, public ownership and the urgent action needed to reach net zero.

There will also be music from Calum Baird.

Please note: This event is ticketed. Book in advance on the Webster's Theatre website here.

A graphic advertising the 'Towards Net Zero' event at webster's theatre in glasgow on wednesday 10th november 2021