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…

War on the Way to Work

30 March 2014, from Kav LaOved: Day after day, thousands of Palestinian workers pass through the border at Tayibe. “If someone bends down to pick something up, he may not get out of there alive. The same issue arises each time I meet workers from my district.  Palestinian workers, who are lucky to have an Israeli…

RIBA motion calls on UIA to suspend Israeli membership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) calls on the International Union of Architects (UIA) to suspend the membership of the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA). Full text of the Motion and Signatories available at Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (reprinted below): MOTION TO RIBA COUNCIL, 19 MARCH  2014 Continue to Condone? As seen…

Workers robbed of half their pay

25 July 2013 | via Electronic Intifada Workers on Israel’s illegal railway robbed of half their pay Palestinians hired to work on a high-speed train link between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv have half their wages taken from them by recruiting agents, an Electronic Intifada investigation has found. An estimated 200 Palestinians are employed on boring…

Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

4 November 2012 / +972mag.com / From factories to farms, labour union champions rights of Palestinians in Israel Nazareth – Security cameras and a heavy metal door secure the otherwise inconspicuous apartment. This is the office of the Arab Workers Union in Israel (AWU). Photographs of local demonstrations and flags of international trade unions drape…