The following letter was printed in the Guardian on 26 March.
Climate change activists are mobilising to support the British Airways workers (Follow up strike will go ahead says union, 22 March). We do not believe workers should pay for an economic crisis their bosses have created any more than the planet should pay for capitalism’s endless chasing after profit. Strikes, workplace occupations and other militant actions are the only way to prevent the costs of the recession being unloaded on to working people. Workers in high-emissions industries have an important role in curbing climate change. They cannot do this if they are pushed down and their union broken. We want to build an alliance between the labour movement and the climate change movement so we can transform both into an effective force for social change.
Workers’ Climate Action