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 … Continue reading Statement from PGFTU Gaza

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 … Continue reading UE becomes first national US union to endorse BDS

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 … Continue reading Irish unions launch Israel boycott campaign

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

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

UK National Union of Teachers supports boycott call

20 April 2014, National Union of Teachers (NUT), Press Release: Commenting after the debate on Motion 31, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “We call on the British Government to pursue vigorously the dismantling of the 700km-long wall which separates many Palestinians from their schools and … Continue reading UK National Union of Teachers supports boycott call