CFMEU backs peace garden in Gaza

21 August 2014, from CFMEU Construction & General Division Victoria Branch. The CFMEU is helping establish a garden haven for the children of the Gaza Strip. Respected humanitarian Moira Kelly AO visited the union’s Melbourne office today to explain the Global Gardens of Peace concept, and her plan to make life a little better for…

CFMEU Victoria statement on Gaza

16 July 2014, from CFMEU Construction & General Division, Victoria-Tasmania Branch Statement on current Israel-Palestine conflict by Shaun Reardon, CFMEU Assistant Secretary. “For over 100 years, construction unions have played a central role in opposing injustice and defending the rights of the vulnerable. It’s with great sadness that I watch the ongoing conflict and brutal…

CFMEU & ASU support Marrickville

Two Australian unions have thrown their collective weight behind the historic decision of Marrickville Council, a local council in inner-western Sydney, to become the first local government body in Australia to support the non-violent Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The New South Wales branches of the Construction Union (CFMEU) and Australian…

Australian call to boycott grows

More Australian unions have issued strong statements condemning the Israeli occupation and blockade of Gaza, and joining the Palestinian call for boycott.  The Victorian Trades Hall Council and RTBU Queensland Branch added their union’s strength to the BDS call.  The Maritime Union Queensland Branch issued a strong statement calling to end the illegal blockade of Gaza. …

Two unions join the BDS call

Over the past week, two more Australian unions have shown their solidarity with the Palestinian people and joined the global call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).  The national office of the Electrical Trades Union of Australia and the Queensland state branch of the CFMEU have both stated their support of the non-violent strategy of BDS. …