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As part of their partnership with the Adapting Canadian Workplaces (ACW) research programme, Linda Clarke and Colin Gleeson from ProBE research centre at the University of Westminster organise a workshop to coincide with the Climate Change and Work Stream of the 32nd International Labour Process Conference at the University of Sheffield. They will be joined by academic researchers and trade unionists from various countries.


The workshop will be hosted by Sheffield Climate Alliance, Sheffield Trade Union Council and international trade unionists and researchers. The Adapting Canadian Workplaces (ACW) programme, led by Professor Carla Lipsig Mummé, will be strongly represented. ACW partners include many Canadian trade unions, including the Postal Workers, Union of Public Employees, United Steelworkers, and British Columbian Building Trades, as well as the Labor Network for Sustainability. The project has been building databases of collective agreement clauses and training programmes on climate change. We are offering the chance to meet and exchange ideas about what is being done locally in the Sheffield area and in other parts of the globe.

International participants include:

  Donald Lafleur, Vice President of the Canadian Labour Congress
  Bela Galgoczi from the European Trade Union Institute
  Carla Lipsig Mummé, of York University, Toronto
  John Calvert, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

UK participants include:

  Graham Petersen, UCU and Greener Jobs Alliance
  Dean Stroud and Claire Evans of Cardiff University
  Linda Clarke and Colin Gleeson, ProBE, University of Westminster
  Martin Mayer, Sheffield TUC

A buffet supper and coffee/tea will be available and afterwards we will adjourn to a local pub for drinks and a chance to chat further. 


The workshop will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James' St, Sheffield S1 2EW.

Book your place

Please book on Eventbrite by 30 March.

For further information, contact Sheffield Climate Alliance: [email protected] or Linda Clarke: [email protected] or 07821610665.