(Ottawa – March 4, 2022) The Canadian Association of University Teachers is joining with Education International in standing in solidarity with students, teachers, academics, and the people of Ukraine to condemn Russia’s horrific invasion. We call upon the Canadian government and the international community to step up efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the violence, and to increase the pressure on the Russian government to immediately withdraw its forces from Ukraine.
Education International is working closely with its Ukrainian member organizations -- the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) and the Free Trade Union of Education and Science of Ukraine (VPONU). Trade unions in neighbouring countries are also supporting the growing number of Ukrainian refugees, providing food and water provisions, medical supplies and hygiene items.
CAUT member associations who wish to assist TUESWU and VPONU members who are in still in Ukraine or those forced to flee can send contributions to Education International's TUESWU and VPONU Solidarity Fund to the following account:
24, Avenue Marnix
Account number: 310-1006170-75
IBAN code: BE05 3101 0061 7075
Swift code: BBRUBEBB
With the following label: TUESWU and VPONU
The CAUT Executive Committee has committed an initial $5,000 to the fund and strongly encourages members to also support this important work.