The young people who have been taking part in the school student strikes are inviting adult supporters to join them in a 30-minute work stoppage at noon (https://www.campaigncc.org/climate_strike_20_september).
Many staff and students at Oxford are deeply worried about the impact of climate change on current and future generations' wellbeing. The University is actively engaged in research on climate change and in working to improve the sustainability of our buildings and activities.
Given the importance of this particular issue, we appreciate that staff may want to support the 30-minute climate stoppage on 20 September. Staff should let relevant colleagues know if they will be participating to minimise the disruption to their work.
Staff with fixed working hours should seek the permission of their line manager or equivalent in advance. Permission will be granted for 30 minutes’ stoppage where this is operationally possible, but staff may need to be flexible over the precise timing of their stoppage to minimise disruption to their work.
Staff whose contract of employment does not have fixed working hours are free to participate in the 30-minute stoppage at a time which minimises disruption to their work.
Please contact your line manager or local HR contact if you have any questions.
To find out more about the University’s climate research, go to http://po.st/true_planet or follow #TruePlanet on social media.