Message of solidarity to Ukraine

International issues The Presidents the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) and the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco) sent a message of solidarity to the Ukrainian trade union movement and people of Ukraine.

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Stockholm, 1 March 2022

Dear Friends,

It is with absolute dismay, shock, and sadness that we are witnessing Russia’s war on Ukraine. We think of you in these dark times, and hope that you and your loved ones are safe.

We know of your important role as champions of workers and human rights in Ukraine, for which you have worked tirelessly for years. Our longstanding cooperation through ITUC-PERC is just one example of this. We are extremely concerned about how this situation will unfold, and of the impacts it will have on trade unionists, civil society and on the people of Ukraine.

On behalf of our organisations, we offer you our heartfelt solidarity and ask that you do not hesitate to reach out to us, if there is any way that we can support you.

In solidarity with the Ukrainian trade union movement and people of Ukraine,

Susanna Gideonsson, President LO
Therese Svanström, President TCO
Göran Arrius, President Saco