Norway’s largest trade union endorses boycott

13 May 2017, via RT ‘Enough is enough’: Norway’s trade unions vote to boycott Israel over Palestine Norway’s largest trade union body has voted in favor of economic, cultural, and academic boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. In response, Tel Aviv said that the union “placed itself shoulder to shoulder with the worst…

May Day leaflet calls for solidarity with Palestine

27 April 2017, via Irish Congress of Trade Unions European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine produces leaflet for May Day 2017. Background In November 2016 over 100 trade union delegates, representing 29 unions and three million members from all over Europe, gathered in a historic first meeting in Brussels to challenge the EU…

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…

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…

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…