ITUC Call to Action on Gaza

31 July 2014, from ITUC The ITUC is horrified at the rising death toll in Gaza, which is now over 1,200 – the vast majority of them innocent civilians. Destruction of civilian and UN infrastructure in recent days, including schools, hospitals and the territory’s only power plant, will have grave ramifications for the Palestinian population…

First ITF Medical Aid Cargo Arrives in Gaza

29 July 2014, from Maritime Union of Australia The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has again called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as its first cargo of medical aid arrived in the war-torn region. The supplies have been delivered to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, whose…

Union aid supplies on way to Gaza

23 July 2014, from Maritime Union of Australia As its first lorryload of medical supplies begins its journey to Gaza, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), again backed calls for an immediate ceasefire there. The ITF has organised a programme to help trade unions send food and medicines to Gaza. The federation’s office in Amman,…

Boycott call ‘doing a good job’

Union news in March has seen the leader of the Israeli trade union movement, the Histadrut, say that the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel is “doing a good job all over the world.” The Gaza Truck Drivers Union called strike action against the Israeli decision on 2 March to permanently close…