Solidarity with Ukraine

Created on: 16 Mar 2022 | Last modified: 16 Mar 2022

At the March 2022 Council the following Motion, from Edinburgh Local Association, was passed:

 Solidarity with the Teachers, Students and People of Ukraine

That this Council:

  • notes with concern the situation in Ukraine;

  • expresses its solidarity with the teachers, students and people of Ukraine, and with the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) and the Free Trade Union of Education and Science of Ukraine (VPONU);

  • calls on the heads of state and government officials of the Ukraine, Russia and the European and international community to do everything in their power to de-escalate the present situation and to seek a peaceful solution to this crisis;

  • calls on the international bodies and European institutions to expend all effort in seeking to contain this critical situation and facilitating a peaceful settlement of the dispute.

  • calls on the British Government to allow entry and provide support for Ukrainian refugees without restriction, documentation or visas.

It was agreed also, that a donation of £50,000 would be donated to the EI Solidarity Fund.