Stand with Palestinian workers in Gaza

30 July 2014 Stand with Palestinian workers in Gaza: a call for trade union solidarity The Palestinian trade union movement, with support from with support from the Congress of South African Trade Unions and its affiliates, is unanimously calling on trade unions internationally to take immediate action to stop the Israeli massacre in Gaza and … Continue reading Stand with Palestinian workers in Gaza

ITUC and COSATU add voices to embargo call

18 July 2014, via The Guardian The President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Secretary-General of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) have joined with a host of Nobel peace laureates, intellectuals, artists, musicians, journalists, writers, filmmakers, politicians and celebrities to issue this call: We call on the UN and governments … Continue reading ITUC and COSATU add voices to embargo call

COSATU supports unity of the Palestinian forces of struggle

25 April 2014, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU): "COSATU joins the global progressive fraternity in expressing profound salutations and support for the unity processes of the fighting and oppressed Palestinian people. The historic agreement between Fatah and Hamas represents a milestone in the struggle to end Israeli apartheid, colonialism and the occupation of … Continue reading COSATU supports unity of the Palestinian forces of struggle

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

Striking Palestinian workers receive support

As the Palestinian workers at Sal’it Quarry in the occupied West Bank enter their second month of strike over an unsigned collective agreement, solidarity messages from Australia, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy arrive to the Israeli trade union, WAC-Ma’an, looking after their case. The Palestinian sports community in Gaza launched a campaign - … Continue reading Striking Palestinian workers receive support

Australian unions join BDS call

Over the past month, 11 Australian unions & state labour councils have issued statements supporting a targetted boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli settlement produce and companies assisting in or profitting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.  View the Australian statements issued to date under "Trade Union Statements on Palestine" on the AUSPalestine … Continue reading Australian unions join BDS call