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

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 … Continue reading ITUC declares ‘outrage’ at Israel settlements

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 … Continue reading ITUC Call to Action on Gaza

ITUC and COSATU add voices to embargo call

18 July 2014, via The Guardian The President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Secretary-General of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) have joined with a host of Nobel peace laureates, intellectuals, artists, musicians, journalists, writers, filmmakers, politicians and celebrities to issue this call: We call on the UN and governments … Continue reading ITUC and COSATU add voices to embargo call

Union statements on Gaza (international)

ITUC-CSI, 31/07/2014: ITUC Call to Action on Gaza ITUC-CSI, 14/07/2014: Israel/Palestine: UN Ceasefire Call Must Be Respected ITUC-CSI, 08/07/2014: Israel/Palestine: Reprisals and Collective Punishment Putting Peace Further out of Reach  WFTU, 10/07/2014: Palestine: WFTU denounces the Zionist Israel USB (Italy), 11/07/2014: Italy: USB expresses solidarity with Palestine ITF, 31 July 2014: ITF backs ITUC’s call for … Continue reading Union statements on Gaza (international)

ITUC Israel Hamas must heed UN truce call

19 November 2012: Israel and Hamas must immediately heed the call of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a truce, and the international community must step up pressure to stop the carnage. Israel’s air and sea bombardment of over 1,300 sites in Gaza has so far left 87 dead and over 700 wounded. The Israeli government … Continue reading ITUC Israel Hamas must heed UN truce call