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Home > News > 2019 > March > Motion of support following terrorist attack in Christchurch

Motion of support following terrorist attack in Christchurch

Yeo_kiwi.jpgOur union has extended support to our colleague New Zealand unions in the wake of the devastating terrorist attack in Christchurch last Friday.


A motion of support and condolence was passed unanimously at the IEUA-QNT Branch Executive Meeting held on Sunday, 17 March 2019 and has been extended to the New Zealand Education Educational Institute (NZEI), Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) and Tertiary Education Union (TEU).


IEUA-QNT extends its support and condolence to all those affected by the hate-filled acts of terrorism that took place in Christchurch – and particularly to the Muslim families and communities who have suffered an immense loss.


Educators play one of the most pivotal roles in our community – that of enriching the minds of young people and providing them with the skills they need to become active and informed global citizens.


In the coming days and weeks, educators in New Zealand and across the world face the difficult task of supporting students in the wake of these devastating events.


Our union stands ready to support our colleague unions across New Zealand and we commit to work collectively as a movement to build a more tolerant and inclusive society.


Those wishing to support the victims of the Christchurch attack can make a donation via the official victim support fundraising page.


Image credit: Yeo Cartoons / Facebook

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.