GMB Union calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of invading Russian forces.
GMB Union’s ruling executive has today unequivocally condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In a statement, the union’s Central Executive Council (CEC) said ‘there is no justification for such an appalling, illegal act'
GMB Union’s Central Executive Council Statement on Ukraine:
“GMB unequivocally condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There is no justification for such an appalling, illegal act, which has brought destruction and terror to the citizens of this independent sovereign nation.
“The people of Ukraine should be able to go about their lives peacefully and the terrible violence and death being inflicted on them must stop.
“Our union calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of invading Russian forces and urges all parties to engage in diplomatic efforts to reach a non-violent solution to this conflict, with a return to the Minsk agreements providing a framework.
“We send a powerful message of support to our trade union sisters and brothers across Ukraine.
“Please know that as you experience this incredibly difficult moment in your lives, you are in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers. We stand in solidarity with you.
“Workers throughout the world share enduring common bonds and there is more that unites us than divides.
“GMB is proud to stand with trade union comrades across Europe, Ukraine, and Russia who deserve better than this awful conflict and we join them in calling for peace.”