In news just to hand, two more Australian unions have recently joined the international call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. The Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector Branch is the third state branch of the ASU to pass a resolution supporting the BDS call. The CEPU Communications Division Postal & Telecommunications Victoria Branch has also passed a motion endorsing the BDS call. View the AUSPalestine NEWS page to download these latest union resolutions.
Each Australian union resolution to date has emphasised the absolute need to respect human rights and international law in this conflict. Each union resolution respects the rights of both peoples – Palestinian and Israeli – to live in peace and security. It is the ongoing Israeli violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people that has seen many unions in Australia and around the world say “Enough!”
The Palestinian-led BDS initiative is a strategy where unions and union members can actively demonstrate their support by leading consumer boycotts, institutional divestment, and pressure the Australian Government to apply sanctions on the Israeli Government until they comply with international law and so make good on our Government’s claims to support human rights everywhere.