Australian unions join BDS call

Over the past month, 11 Australian unions & state labour councils have issued statements supporting a targetted boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli settlement produce and companies assisting in or profitting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.  View the Australian statements issued to date under “Trade Union Statements on Palestine” on the AUSPalestine LINKS page.

The San Francisco bay area trade unionists’ picket of an Israel vessel at Oakland port yesterday has been hailed a success after dockworkers refused to cross the picket line.  Link through to the YouTube video of the union picket on the AUSPalestine NEWS page.

The 2nd ITUC World Congress gets underway today in Vancouver.  The South African peak union body, COSATU, is ready to propose an amendment to the draft resolution regarding Israel-Palestine, calling for full ITUC support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) global campaign. View the ITUC draft resolutions and COSATU amendment proposal on the AUSPalestine NEWS page.

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