Climate strike

‘Not business as usual’: businesses support climate strike

Thousands of Australian businesses will join many thousands of school children who are preparing to walk out of classrooms across the country to demand action on the climate crisis.

The global mass day of action will take place this Friday 20 September, three days before the United Nations climate summit in New York.Climate strike

It follows strikes in March this year in which 150,000 people marched in Australia and 1.5 million took part worldwide.

Organisers expect Friday’s global strikes will be bigger and, this time there will be a much stronger presence from workers and companies that have signed up to strike.

Hundreds of Australian businesses are making a pledge to their employees that they will support their participation in the climate strike, through different means.

  • Future Super is closing the office for a day
  • Atlassian’s employees are using a “Foundation Day” to join the strike
  • Other organisations are holding a “no meetings” day

The details for capital cities are as follows (all times are local).

 Sydney 12 noon – The Domain

 Melbourne 2pm – Treasury Gardens

 Brisbane 1pm – Queens Gardens

Canberra 12 noon – Glebe Park

 Adelaide 12 noon – Victoria Square

 Darwin 1pm – Parliament

 Perth 11am – Forrest Place

 Hobart 12 pm – Parliament

The full list of strike locations is here.

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