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HACSU statement on Gaza

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23 July 2014 HACSU joins ITUC to call for peace in Gaza For over 100 years HACSU has been committed to social justice for workers around the world. We are deeply saddened and concerned about the recent news of war … Continue reading


IFJ President details attacks on journalists in Gaza

22 July 2014, via Equal Times End the violation of journalists’ rights in Gaza by Jim Boumelha, President, International Federation of Journalists Every conflict has its press victims. Journalists that cover wars know the risks they face: they could be … Continue reading


Sodastream dispute sees 60 Palestinian workers dismissed

20 July 2014, via WAC-MAAN Soda Stream in the occupied West Bank fired 60 Palestinian employees in an act of collective punishment WAC-MAAN has written an urgent letter to SodaStream CEO, Mr. Daniel Birnbaum, demanding immediate return of the employees … Continue reading


ITUC and COSATU add voices to embargo call

18 July 2014, via The Guardian The President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Secretary-General of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) have joined with a host of Nobel peace laureates, intellectuals, artists, musicians, journalists, writers, … Continue reading


QTU statement on Gaza

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19 July 2014: Queensland Teachers’ Union State Council makes statement on Gaza “THAT QTU State Council expresses dismay at the tragic loss of lives in the current conflict in Gaza and other Occupied Palestinian Territory and that 77% of those … Continue reading

Union statements on Gaza

ITUC_logo ITUC-CSI, 14/07/2014: Israel/Palestine: UN Ceasefire Call Must Be Respected
ITUC-CSI, 08/07/2014: Israel/Palestine: Reprisals and Collective Punishment Putting Peace Further out of Reach

wftu_logo WFTU, 10/07/2014: Palestine: WFTU denounces the Zionist Israel
USB (Italy), 11/07/2014: Italy: USB expresses solidarity with Palestine

itf_logo ITF, 14/07/2014: ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims

cosatu_logo COSATU (South Africa), 10/07/2014: Statement on Israel bombings of Gaza – Do unto apartheid Israel what you did to apartheid South Africa

ifj_logo IFJ and FAJ, 10/07/2014: IFJ and FAJ Give Support to Palestinian Journalists
IFJ, 10/07/2014: IFJ Strongly Condemns Killing of Palestinian Media Worker Hamid Shihab
IFJ, 18/07/2014: Freedom and Safety of Journalists in Gaza Must be Upheld, says IFJ

uniglobalunion_logo UNI Global Union, 14/07/2014: Gaza: call for UN ceasefire to be respected
UNI Global Union, 22/07/2014: UNI joins ITUC in demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza crisis

irishctu_logo ICTU (Ireland), 11/07/2014: Congress urges Government action on Israeli attack on Gaza
ICTU (Ireland), 18/07/2014: ICTU demands an immediate ceasefire

unison-logo UNISON (UK), 15/07/2014: UNISON calls for an immediate ceasefire by both Israel and Hamas

UNITE UNION (NZ), 18/07/2014: Why Unite supports protest against Israeli war on Palestine

industriALL_logo IndustriALL (Global Union), 17/07/2014: Violence, Blood and Tears Must Stop in Gaza, says IndustriALL Global Union

eduint_logo EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL, 18/07/2014: Ceasefire call in Gaza must be respected

unite-logo UNITE (UK), 11/07/2014: Statement of solidarity with the Palestinian people

psi_logo_sml PUBLIC SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, 16/07/2014: Israel/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations

NEHAWU (South Africa), 21/07/2014: NEHAWU Western Cape condemns the genocide slaughter of Palestinians by apartheid State of Israel (National Education, Health & Allied Workers’ Union)