First-ever collective bargaining agreement signed in a West Bank settlement

19 February 2017, WAC-MAAN For years, Palestinians toiling in the industrial zones of West Bank settlements have been subject to exploitation and denial of their rights. A collective agreement signed on February 14, 2017 proves that another way is possible. In this precedential step, the Zarfati Garage signed a collective agreement with WAC-MAAN which covers…

UK academics report on visit to Palestine

April 2015, via BRICUP (British Committee for the Universities of Palestine) Palestinian Universities under Occupation In April 2015 three BRICUP members were part of a pan-European delegation that visited six Palestinian Universities to learn at first hand how the occupation undermines research, teaching and learning. There would have been four BRICUP delegates but one of…

Statement from PGFTU Gaza

23 July 2015, via Palestinian BDS Movement Given the right of our people to practice all forms of national struggle against the Israeli occupation, we, the undersigned, assert our unwavering commitment to the call of Palestinian civil society for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel (BDS)[1], issued in 2005, until it complies with its…

UE becomes first national US union to endorse BDS

28 August 2015, via USACBI UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, held its national convention in Baltimore August 16-20, 2015 Delegates acted on 37 resolutions on collective bargaining, organizing, and political issues, and they upheld UE’s long tradition of courageous stands on foreign policy issues when they adopted the resolution on Palestine and…

Irish unions launch Israel boycott campaign

9 July 2015, via Irish Congress of Trade Unions CONGRESS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENT GOODS The Irish Congress of Trade Unions today (July 9) formally launched a campaign calling for the boycott of Israeli settlement goods. The campaign targets goods and services produced in the illegal Israeli settlements established on occupied…