GMB Union says Labour conference’s backing hundreds of thousands of energy workers will be welcomed in working class communities across the UK.
Gary Smith, GMB General Secretary said:
“Labour Conference’s backing for the future of hundreds of thousands of energy workers will be welcomed in working class communities across our regions and nations.
“We support a Green New Deal but it can’t be based on running down industries and making tens of thousands redundant – that’s not how you take workers and their communities with you.
“That’s why the support for the creation of tens of thousands of new low-carbon nuclear jobs is vital, that’s why recognising the realities of the UK’s gas needs in the grip of a growing energy crisis is vital and that’s why a commitment to stop the mass export of offshore manufacturing jobs is vital.
“The Labour Party Conference has taken a big step forward towards ensuring that climate justice and economic justice go hand in hand as the UK plays its part in tackling the climate crisis.”