UK’s biggest trade unions have called on the government and UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to formulate a hydrogen strategy and create and sustain thousands of green jobs.
Unison, Unite, GMB and Prospect have each backed calls by cross-industry group Hydrogen Strategy Now, which requests UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak lay the foundations of a UK-wide hydrogen strategy.
The unions, who together represent around 200,000 UK workers, issued a joint letter to the Chancellor today and said: “We fully support the need to become decarbonised in a manner that takes significant steps towards our Net Zero targets, whilst at the same time sustaining and creating high quality jobs, and supporting economic growth in all parts of the country.”
Signed by the general secretaries of the four unions – Dave Prentis, Len McCluskey, Mike Clancy and John Phillips – the letter states: “We can look across the world and see other nations bringing forward multi-billion pound, job-creating hydrogen strategies. The UK cannot afford to risk being left behind and failure would result in the UK not meeting its net zero obligation and a loss of high skilled and quality jobs.”
Read the entire letter here.