The youth strikes aim to mobilize young people to demand climate action by boycotting school and college for one Friday per month. The aim is to have their voices heard. Instead, we want workers from all industries to withdraw their labour for as long as is necessary to force change; we want a general strike. Our objective is not to catch politicians’ and business leaders’ attention, but to stop the system in its tracks.
We fully support the youth strikers and admire their enthusiasm, ingenuity and resolve. We will always stand with them and support them where we can, but we are a different movement with a very different approach.