More Australian unions have issued strong statements condemning the Israeli occupation and blockade of Gaza, and joining the Palestinian call for boycott. The Victorian Trades Hall Council and RTBU Queensland Branch added their union’s strength to the BDS call. The Maritime Union Queensland Branch issued a strong statement calling to end the illegal blockade of Gaza. The latest CFMEU Western Australia journal has written about the recent visit of Diana Buttu to their union.
In international union news, the British trade unions have taken their BDS campaign one step further with a resolution to boycott companies “profiteering” from the Israeli Occupation. Canadian postal workers have found an innovative way to get mail to Gaza, following the Israeli Post Office’s embargo on delivering postal services to the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian unions have pledged their support for a boycott of settlement goods. Palestinian journalists in Gaza call for the IFJ, currently visiting their Palestinian counterparts in the West Bank, to not forget to visit Gaza as well.
View the AUSPalestine NEWS page for this latest September news.
The AUSPalestine EVENTS page also has photos of an Australian firefighter visiting his Palestinian colleagues recently in Nablus and Gaza. Stuart was greatly impressed by the dedication and professionalism of his Palestinian counterparts, and also managed to pay a visit to an injured firefighter in Gaza.