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

Blockade stopping Gaza reconstruction: ITUC

7 July 2015, via International Trade Union Confederation One year after the devastation of Gaza, which cost over 2,000 lives and destroyed thousands of buildings and vital infrastructure, Israel’s blockade of the Palestinian territory, mirrored by Egypt, is stopping vital relief funds and materials from reaching the beleaguered people of Gaza. A backroom deal between … Continue reading Blockade stopping Gaza reconstruction: ITUC

UK unions renew Gaza appeal

 9 January 2015, Trades Union Congress (TUC) UK TUC Aid (UK) is appealing for donations to rebuild the Beit Lahia Plant Nursery in Gaza, which was badly damaged during the 2014 Israeli offensive. The Beit Lahia Plant Nursery was created to help the people of Gaza to increase their income and improve food security. The … Continue reading UK unions renew Gaza appeal

ASU Vic/Tas Executive statement on Gaza

 14 October 2014 MOTION CARRIED The following motion was passed at the last Branch Executive meeting. "That the ASU Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services Branch: Condemns Israel's July and August disproportionate military war against the Palestinians in Gaza and the killing of over 1,800 people, mostly civilians. We call for the cessation of all … Continue reading ASU Vic/Tas Executive statement on Gaza

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

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 … Continue reading CFMEU backs peace garden in Gaza