Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

Trade union conferences are debating what attitude unions should take on the war in Ukraine and what solidarity we can offer to our fellow workers in Ukraine and to Russian war resisters.  The Scottish TUC recently adopted a robust policy to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.  See: STUC Stands in Solidarity with Ukraine

What are the issues? 

What are the views of Ukrainian academics and trade unionists? 

Please come to our meeting and hear their views.

UCU’s NEC is bringing a motion to UCU Congress (27-29 May in Glasgow) which maps out some solidarity measures which UCU can undertake as a union.  Some individual UCU members are already involved in Ukraine solidarity work through community and voluntary organizations. 

We hope that the NEC motion will be a useful basis for building solidarity with academic and related staff in Ukraine, their trade unions and the wider Ukrainian trade union movement.

All UCU members, including Congress delegates, are welcome to an online pre-Congress fringe meeting hosted by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

Please pass this invitation to any UCU members who may be interested in attending.



JOHN MCDONNELL, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington

VOLODYMYR FUNDOVNYI Chair of the Free Trade Union of Education and Science of Ukraine

DENYS PILASH, Political scientist, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and member of Sotsialny Rukh (Social Movement) (Ukrainian Democratic Socialist organization)

THURSDAY 11TH APRIL 2023 19.00-20.30

Chairs: Vicky Blake, Immediate Past President and University of Leeds, Liz Lawrence, UCU President 2014-16 and Yorkshire and Humberside Retired Members’ Branch

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 646771