As agreed at our general meeting we urge members to offer humanitarian support if they are in a position to do so. The motion below includes a list of indicative charities.
Motion: Supporting branch members directly impacted by the current Israel/Gaza escalation
This branch notes that UCU issued a statement about the current Israel/Gaza crisis on 10 October: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/13229/UCU-statement-on-IsraelGaza
The branch believes that care for members of the UoL UCU community should be the branch’s priority. The branch is aware that at the UoL there are both staff and students who are directly impacted by these events inasmuch as they have family or friends in Israel or the Gaza strip. UCU supports all its members who have been affected in any way.
The branch resolves to show solidarity with all its members affected by the violence, and will vigorously support them should they have any labour-related issues linked to the consequences of the violence, including—but not limited to—difficulties with obtaining compassionate leave, or performance issues (such as missed deadlines).
The branch urges members to offer humanitarian support if they are in a position to do so; an indicative list of relevant charities is provided as an addendum following this motion.
Addendum: indicative list of relevant charities
- Voices for Hostages
Contribute to the freeing of hostages by signing the open letter (women’s organisation, I think they want people who identify as women). https://voicesforhostages.org/
- The Parents Circle – Families Forum
PCFF is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. https://www.theparentscircle.org/en/pcff-home-page-en/
- British Red Cross
- World Food Programme Palestine Emergency Appeal
- Oxfam Gaza Crisis Appeal
- Medical Aid for Palestinians
- Women Wage Peace
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