As you have seen in the communication by ETF General Secretary Livia Spera on the 3rd of March, many parallel humanitarian activities are taking place information of which can be found below.
If you or your union would like to support Ukrainian transport workers further with accommodation or to provide them with flights to get to their place of refuge through staff travel tickets or otherwise, please contact me directly at email@example.com. All of your individual and collective support will go a long way in assisting our aviation members and other transport workers in Ukraine.
Here are some other ways you can help:
1. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has launched an emergency fundraising appeal where it is possible to donate to families in need of assistance in Ukraine, that will provide food and water provisions, medical supplies, and hygiene items to the through the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU) and Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU). The ITF and ETF will also setup a fund in the comind weeks should you wish to donate to this instead.
2. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) decided to use up to 500.000 EUR of reserves in humanitarian aid and to redirect EU project fundings to help the Ukranian people.
3. If you know a Ukrainian transport workers, many of our members in Europe have set up support for stranded transport workers, or for Ukrainian transport workers’ families in need. They can get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will immediately inform our members and assist as best we can.
4. https://ua.eu4ua.org/refugees This portal is available to help refugees find refuge in Europe. By registering, you will receive information about families who are ready to welcome Ukrainians. In Ukrainian, if you forward this email: Для допомоги нашим біженцям у пошуку притулку в Європі працює портал https://ua.eu4ua.org/refugees Зареєструвавшись, ви отримаєте інформацію про сім’ї, які готові безкоштовно прийняти у себе українців.
Finally we would ask you to please circulate the ETF Solidarity with Ukraine webpage amongst all networks you have and please encourage transport workers in need to contact us so we can support them as best as possible.
Head of Aviation