Congratulations to the brave and dedicated students participating in School Strike 4 Climate on March 15.
The Health Service Union (HSU) is deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on the health of all Australians and those around the world and we stand in solidarity with you.
Health professionals know that climate change is the greatest threat to health this century. Immediate action to reduce the impact of climate change is needed to protect and improve public health.
Climate change will have serious consequences for our public health system. This includes our ability to respond to increasing frequency of extreme weather events, the threat to the availability and quality of food and water, and the resultant mental health impacts.
Workers only strike as a last option, to get the attention of their bosses, to get fair pay or a safe workplace. Likewise, you the students of Australia are taking this action as a rallying cry to politicians to stop, listen, and act on our climate crisis.
You are our future, don’t stop standing up for what you believe in.