UK unions make strong statement on Gaza at annual Congress

18 September 2014 - at the annual Congress of the British trade unions in early September, the General Council made the following statement on Gaza: Congress deplores the fact that since 7 July, over two thousand Palestinians have been killed, two thirds of them civilians and including many people going about their daily work, as … Continue reading UK unions make strong statement on Gaza at annual Congress

Britain’s biggest union commits to BDS

4 July 2014, from Middle East Monitor Britain's biggest trade union slams Israeli apartheid, commits to BDS campaigning Unite, Britain's biggest trade union, has slammed Israel as "guilty of the crime of apartheid" and committed itself to BDS campaigning. The Labour party's biggest union backer considered three motions related to Palestine at its annual policy … Continue reading Britain’s biggest union commits to BDS

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

RIBA motion calls on UIA to suspend Israeli membership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) calls on the International Union of Architects (UIA) to suspend the membership of the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA). Full text of the Motion and Signatories available at Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (reprinted below): MOTION TO RIBA COUNCIL, 19 MARCH  2014 Continue to Condone? As seen … Continue reading RIBA motion calls on UIA to suspend Israeli membership

International union action against G4S

October 2013 | via Global BDS Movement and Electronic Intifada Trade union action across the UK and Europe has seen a major backlash against international security company, G4S, a company that provides private security services to Israeli prisons and the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. NORWAY: Norwegian union ends G4S contract … Continue reading International union action against G4S

UCU cleared of harassment in landmark tribunal

25 March 2013 | via University and College Union (UK) An Employment Tribunal has found in favour of UCU on all ten complaints of harassment brought by a UCU member who opposed the union's policy on Palestine. The claimant had been supported in his claim by leading lawyer Anthony Julius. In giving their reasoning the … Continue reading UCU cleared of harassment in landmark tribunal