Union mobilises climate reps for green workplace action


The Vision trade union is aiming to address climate issues at work through a network of climate representatives who are aiming to work with employers to take a range of initiatives including looking at ways to make commuting more sustainable. Climate reps in 15 branches, representing thousands of members in municipalities, regions and the Church of Sweden, are currently putting forward proposals such as subsidized travel cards for public transport, initiatives to provide bikes, charging stations at the workplace and other things that enable reduced climate impact from commuting. Vision says it wants to increase the pace of the climate transition and has become the first trade union to establish the new union role of climate representative. It currently has over 100 climate reps who channel employees' climate commitment, spread knowledge and collaborate with the employer to reduce the workplace's climate impact.