UNISON will be supporting the vigil for the people of Ukraine in Pontypridd on Sunday 6th March.
Residents from throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf will meet by the fountain on Taff Street at 5pm
Peter Crews, Branch Secretary of Cwm Taf Local Government Area Branch of UNISON stated; “We think it important that the people of Ukraine know that ordinary people all over the world are behind them and will do whatever we can to support them. This vigil will not make Vladimir Putin stop his despicable and unprovoked attack on the people of Ukraine. But it will send a message to Welsh and UK governments that we expect them to support the people of Ukraine.”
The branch will be rallying around its new branch banner. This will be the first time it will been seen in public. We had hoped that the Banner’s first outing would be a less somber occasion than this, but the branch has a long proud history of opposition to unnecessary wars and this will be an opportunity to carry on that tradition.
The new banner includes images that depict the workforce we represent and historical figures that demonstrate the proud connection the area has to the growth of the trade union movement.