At National Delegate Conference this year, UNISON passed a motion from Scotland calling on UNISON to campaign for pension funds to be divested from fossil fuels. Conference agreed to:
- Campaign for divestment from fossil fuel extraction for all pension funds where we have members and we can argue it is in the fiduciary interests of scheme members;
- Seek alliances amongst other trade unions who share our objective and work co operatively with them to achieve divestment;
- Engage with UNISON members with an aim of improving their knowledge base around climate threats created by fossil fuel extraction;
- Produce literature that will enable branches to engage with the employers where they are members of a LGPF.
In order to take the campaign forward UNISON members are encouraged to sign the petition at http://reinvest.scot/join/
Further information on the UNISON campaign can be found at: http://www.unison-scotland.org/2017/06/23/save-planet-pensions-divest-fossil-fuels/