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Letters Children strike for their future

Supporting the school climate strike with a public health “work-in”

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 05 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6766
  1. Gerry McCartney, consultant in public health1,
  2. Rebecca Campbell, specialty registrar in public health2,
  3. Ann Conacher, organisational lead (public health networks)1,
  4. Phil Mackie, consultant in public health1
  1. 1NHS Health Scotland, Meridian Court, Glasgow G2 6QE, UK
  2. 2SMaSH Network, Meridian Court, Glasgow, UK
  1. gmccartney{at}

Since August 2018, schoolchildren around the world have been participating in a “school strike for climate” to call for action in accordance with the United Nations Paris agreement.1 Participating in a strike, like other forms of direct action and protest, can be a very powerful means for groups who are otherwise disempowered to gain power and influence …

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