ITUC statement on 50 years of occupation

7 June 2017 Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation a Stain on Human History This week marks 50 years of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, in violation of international law. Three generations of Palestinians have now suffered under the occupation, which continues to flagrantly deny their fundamental rights and deprives them of the opportunity to build better…

Norway’s largest trade union endorses boycott

13 May 2017, via RT ‘Enough is enough’: Norway’s trade unions vote to boycott Israel over Palestine Norway’s largest trade union body has voted in favor of economic, cultural, and academic boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. In response, Tel Aviv said that the union “placed itself shoulder to shoulder with the worst…

A new trade union established in Gaza

7 March 2017, via Democracy & Workers’ Rights Centre (DWRC) Through an EU-funded project, female beauty salon workers & hairdressers establish a trade union in Gaza. On Monday 20/02/2017, female hairdressers and beauty salon workers held the establishing conference for their union in Gaza. The conference was attended by 200 members of the new union, a representative…

A woman’s place is in her union

23 April 2017, via Stop The Wall Women in Palestine, as anywhere across the globe, are subjected to and daily resisting an intricate, mutually reinforcing web of state, social, economic and domestic violence and oppression, continuously violating their rights. The burden of Israeli occupation weighs therefore on many more layers on the daily lives of…

May Day leaflet calls for solidarity with Palestine

27 April 2017, via Irish Congress of Trade Unions European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine produces leaflet for May Day 2017. Background In November 2016 over 100 trade union delegates, representing 29 unions and three million members from all over Europe, gathered in a historic first meeting in Brussels to challenge the EU…