TheShout to go on strike – with management support

16 September, 2019 by Andy Young

TheShout, and parent company Intermedia, are supporting climate change this week by going on strike this Friday as part of the Global Climate Strike.

The Global Climate Strike has been driven by millions of young people participating in school climate strikes over the past year. The aim is to send the clear message that the climate crisis needs immediate attention.

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This Friday the adults are joining the movement and striking alongside students to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Millions of adults around the world will walk out of their workplaces and their homes and make the call for solutions to the climate change crisis.

Managing Director of Intermedia, Simon Grover, said: “Our climate is too important for our families and our workplaces to ignore. And we know that the number one reason that people won’t strike is because of work.

“You shouldn’t have to choose between a paycheck and the planet. All of us benefit from living in a healthy, stable climate. It’s what has allowed us to build inspiring businesses in the first place.

“So my message to everyone at Intermedia and all my fellow business owners is: you can strike.”

Organisers of This is Not Business As Usual, said there are lots of ways businesses can get involved on Friday.

“We are a group of Australian & global businesses pledging to support worker participation in the climate strike on September 20,” the group said.

“We know the number one reason people won’t strike is because of work.

“Every business can do something, whether it’s closing the doors, having a meeting free day, allowing a long lunch, or sending an email to make it clear teams will not be penalised for taking a few hours off.

“The reality is that while it’s not up to the private sector to lead climate action, we can do our part in this first of a kind moment.”

To find out more and see how you can get involved head to www.notbusinessasusual.co and globalclimatestrike.net. And while TheShout will be joining the strike, you won’t miss out as there will still be a newsletter sent out.