The Finance Sector Union Queensland Branch has passed a resolution this month adding their voice to the international call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel to end their illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. The FSU also called on the ALP and ACTU to show “genuine support” for a two-state solution to the conflict. View the AUSPalestine NEWS page to download the FSU resolution.
This latest resolution brings to 20 the total number of Australian unions and state labour councils voicing their solidarity with the Palestinian people. AUSPalestine is proud to see the list of Australian union resolutions on Palestine growing almost every week – just look at the long list on the right-hand side of our website! Congratulations to those unions and councils who believe in the union principles of solidarity, equality, peace and justice.
On the AUSPalestine EVENTS page we see a number of Australian unionists working on Palestine issues around the country. Three Australian unionists will address an upcoming conference in Melbourne on the issue of BDS in Australia, including untiring AUSPalestine advocate, Kim Sattler. And a local Australian firefighter union member shares photos of his recent visit to Palestine, where he met some Palestinian firefighter colleagues.
AUSPalestine has also recently added the Electronic Intifada newsfeed to our website (see left), to provide Australian union members with quality alternative news on Palestine.
If you’re an Australian unionist with Palestine events, news or resources that you’d like to share, please send them in to AUSPalestine to share around the Australian union movement, because United We Are Strong!