The current attitude of trade unionists to the arms trade is mixed. While there is a strong tradition in favour of internationalism and human rights, there is also concern about the jobs of arms industry workers. However, the number of arms industry jobs is rather fewer than generally supposed. Additionally, many of the workers are highly skilled engineers. These are much needed to tackle problems such as climate change.
This is why CAAT will soon be launching an arms to renewable campaign, urging the Government to make a shift in its support and priorities. You can help build support for the campaign now.
For more information on what you can do, contact Ann Feltham: email parliamentary (at)caat·org·uk or phone 020 7281 0297.