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Swedish trade unions welcome recognition of Palestine

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4 November 2014, via the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO-Sweden) LO-Sweden welcomes the Swedish government’s recognition of the State of Palestine Last Thursday, Sweden became the 136th country in the world to recognise the State of Palestine. Although seven other … Continue reading

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Public sector unionists arrested in Palestine

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Democracy and Workers’ Rights Centre, Palestine Media Release, 9 November 2014 DWRC denounces violations of freedom of association and the right to organize of public sector employees by the Palestinian Authority, and calls for international solidarity The Democracy and Workers’ … Continue reading

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ITUC declares ‘outrage’ at Israel settlements

 29 October 2014, via International Trade Union Confederation Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage – Time for Full Recognition of Palestinian State The ITUC has condemned Israel’s intention to build yet another 1,000 settlement dwellings in East Jerusalem and the … Continue reading

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Unions and community success in #BlockTheBoat

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#BlocktheBoat success in USA! Successful joint actions of unions and community groups have declared victory after Israeli carrier cancels all ships to Oakland and Los Angeles ports in North America. Workers of the local International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) … Continue reading

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ASU Vic/Tas Executive statement on Gaza

 14 October 2014 MOTION CARRIED The following motion was passed at the last Branch Executive meeting. “That the ASU Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services Branch: Condemns Israel’s July and August disproportionate military war against the Palestinians in Gaza and … Continue reading

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UK unions make strong statement on Gaza at annual Congress

18 September 2014 – at the annual Congress of the British trade unions in early September, the General Council made the following statement on Gaza: Congress deplores the fact that since 7 July, over two thousand Palestinians have been killed, … Continue reading