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Canadian Labour joins the call for urgent ceasefire in Gaza

Nov 09, 2023

The Union of Northern Workers joins the many voices in Canada and around the world calling for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further loss of civilian life in Gaza. 

Please read the statements from PSAC below and follow the link to sign on to "Ceasefire Now".

PSAC statement on the violence in Palestine and Israel 

October 14, 2013 (link)

PSAC deeply mourns the many civilian lives lost and the ongoing suffering in the face of escalating violence in Israel and Palestine over the past week.   

We condemn the horrific attack and killing of Israeli civilians by Hamas in southern Israel and the ongoing Israeli military siege and killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. The recent forced displacement of Palestinians in Gaza, coupled with threats of violence towards Jewish and Muslim communities worldwide, has reached a crisis point that requires urgent intervention. 

The Canadian government must call for an immediate cease-fire to prevent any further loss of life. It must also oppose Israel’s illegal restriction of water, electricity, food and medicine to the more than 2 million people of Gaza and demand a humanitarian corridor be established immediately.  

Canada must lend its support in finding a peaceful resolution to the decades-long conflict, which includes calling for the end of the occupation of Palestinian territories.  

PSAC acknowledges that many of our members are experiencing pain and anxiety in light of these recent events. We recognize that some members may be worrying about family and loved ones living in the region and that recent headlines are impacting their communities here in Canada. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to everyone impacted by this crisis. 

As tensions rise in communities around the world, we must unite against racism, antisemitism, and Islamophobia, and uphold the right to freedom, self-determination, and safety for both Palestinians and Israelis. 

PSAC joins coalition calling for urgent ceasefire in Israel-Palestine conflict

October 26, 2023 (link)

As the violence continues to escalate in Gaza, PSAC has signed on to Ceasefire Now, a pan-Canadian coalition of humanitarian, labour and faith groups calling on the Canadian government to take urgent action to prevent further loss of life in the Israel-Palestine conflict.  

PSAC joins the coalition’s calls for: 

  • An immediate ceasefire of all hostilities in Israel-Palestine; 

  • An end to the blockade of Gaza and for the restoration of humanitarian aid and access to the basic necessities of life. 

This crisis has reached a critical point that demands immediate intervention; the Canadian government must call for a peaceful resolution to this conflict and the end of the occupation of the Palestinian territories. 

This situation weighs heavily on all of us. PSAC deeply mourns the ongoing loss of life and the suffering so many face as the situation continues to deteriorate.