'We want the job': Wollongong unions demand action on climate change

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated September 30 2019 - 11:17am, first published September 29 2019 - 11:08pm
Action now: Illawarra unions have joined together to ensure renewable jobs are created in the region as the country grapples with climate change. Picture: Robert Peet.

With Australia's biggest steelworks pumping behind them, a union alliance from some of the country's heaviest industries launched a campaign to put their workers at the forefront of climate action.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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