Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) – International Policy 2021
“We call on all countries to recognise, without delay, Palestine as a sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
– Paragraph 51, ACTU International Policy 2021
[Policy “International – the World We Want 2021”, Excerpt Paragraph No.51 ‘International Solidarity’]
51. International solidarity is a key part of our movement, and we will continue to stand with the unions and the people in those countries subject to conflict, occupation or dictatorship where there is no rule of law or no guarantee of democratic freedoms. We will stand with unions against governments and employers using the COVID-19 crisis to introduce authoritarian laws and attack workers’ rights. We will continue to support decolonisation and the right to self-determination. We will take a stand against abuses of workers’ rights, including forced labour, in global supply chains. Congress affirms the long-standing priorities for action for Australian unions through the ACTU are: … [point (h), page 14]
- Support for ending the 50 years of occupation of Palestine and a just and sustainable peace in accordance with resolutions 242 and 338 of the UN Security Council, with the removal of illegal settlements, the withdrawal of Israel from all Palestinian lands along with the dismantling of the separation wall. In line with our commitment to a two-state solution with the security of borders for both nations, we call on all countries to recognise, without delay, Palestine as a sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital. This will confirm the right of the Palestinian people to self determination in a free and independent Palestine.
Commentary – ACTU International Policy 2021