SAK, Akava and STTK strongly condemn the Russian attack on Ukraine and support sanctions imposed by the EU

SAK, Akava and STTK strongly condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine in violation of international law.

Ukrainan lippu

Besides loss of life, war will bring further tribulation for ordinary people in both Ukraine and Russia.It will also have serious negative consequences for security, well-being and the entire European economy.

Europe cannot ignore Russia’s aggression and the consequent erosion of common security based on international law. The financial sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia are essential. A united European Union will also be able to support its Member States in facing the consequences of the conflict.

Together with the international trade union movement, we shall pledge our support to Ukrainian workers and trade unions, and not least to Ukrainian employees who are even now still working in Finland. We stress that a free civil society and independent trade union movement have an important role to play in protecting the integrity of society and the livelihoods of people.

The integrity of Finnish society will remain an invaluable strength as the security situation in Europe deteriorates.

Jarkko Eloranta, President, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK
Sture Fjäder, President, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava
Antti Palola, President, Confederation of Trained Professionals STTK

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