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…

First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

 10 December 2014, via Labor for Palestine (US) Historic: UAW 2865 Becomes First Major US Labor Union to Support Divestment From Israel IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN WORKERS AND STUDENTS. VOTING MEMBERS APPROVE CALL FOR DIVESTMENT by 65%; 52% PLEDGED TO SUPPORT ACADEMIC BOYCOTT UAW 2865, a labor union representing over 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and…

First Polish trade union endorses BDS

 6 January 2015, via Kampania Solidarnosci z Palestyna IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE WE BOYCOTT ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION Statement by the National Commission of Workers’ Initiative Trade Union in Poland In response to the international appeal issued by the Palestinian civil society organizations and trade unions, the National Commission of Workers’ Initiative Trade Union in Poland declares…

Swedish trade unions welcome recognition of Palestine

4 November 2014, via the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO-Sweden) LO-Sweden welcomes the Swedish government’s recognition of the State of Palestine Last Thursday, Sweden became the 136th country in the world to recognise the State of Palestine. Although seven other EU member states – Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Romania –…

ITUC declares ‘outrage’ at Israel settlements

 29 October 2014, via International Trade Union Confederation Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage – Time for Full Recognition of Palestinian State The ITUC has condemned Israel’s intention to build yet another 1,000 settlement dwellings in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, “Binyamin Netanyahu’s government is treating the…