Blockade stopping Gaza reconstruction: ITUC

7 July 2015, via International Trade Union Confederation One year after the devastation of Gaza, which cost over 2,000 lives and destroyed thousands of buildings and vital infrastructure, Israel’s blockade of the Palestinian territory, mirrored by Egypt, is stopping vital relief funds and materials from reaching the beleaguered people of Gaza. A backroom deal between … Continue reading Blockade stopping Gaza reconstruction: ITUC

Palestinian child labour – new report

'Ripe for Abuse: Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank' Report from Human Rights Watch, April 2015 Out of school, doing risky work for low pay (Jerusalem) – Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for … Continue reading Palestinian child labour – new report

Palestine and the right to strike

18 February 2015, via Democracy and Workers' Rights Centre - Palestine On the occasion of the global day of action in defense of the right to strike, called for by the ITUC in response to attacks by employer groups at the ILO against this right, the Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center in Palestine calls upon … Continue reading Palestine and the right to strike

First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

 10 December 2014, via Labor for Palestine (US) Historic: UAW 2865 Becomes First Major US Labor Union to Support Divestment From Israel IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN WORKERS AND STUDENTS. VOTING MEMBERS APPROVE CALL FOR DIVESTMENT by 65%; 52% PLEDGED TO SUPPORT ACADEMIC BOYCOTT UAW 2865, a labor union representing over 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and … Continue reading First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

First Polish trade union endorses BDS

 6 January 2015, via Kampania Solidarnosci z Palestyna IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE WE BOYCOTT ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION Statement by the National Commission of Workers' Initiative Trade Union in Poland In response to the international appeal issued by the Palestinian civil society organizations and trade unions, the National Commission of Workers’ Initiative Trade Union in Poland declares … Continue reading First Polish trade union endorses BDS

NTEU members launch new campaign

NTEU Members for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - An initiative of Australian university staff in support of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel A new collective of Australian university staff have begun campaigning in support of Palestinian rights, and for the institutional boycott of Israeli universities. The group was formed in November 2014, with website … Continue reading NTEU members launch new campaign