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,…

VTHC statement on Gaza

25 July 2014 Victorian Trades Hall Council The Victorian Trades Hall Council Executive meeting on Friday 25 July unanimously passed this resolution, proposed by Kevin Bracken (Maritime Union of Australia, Victoria Branch). That this meeting of the Victorian Trades Hall Executive: Condemns Israel’s latest horrific assault on the people of Palestine, which has resulted in…

PGFTU speaking tour of Australia

AUSPalestine warmly welcomes to Australia Ms Ghada Abu Ghalyoun from the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), who is visiting 5-14 May 2011.  Ms Abu Ghalyoun is coordinator of the International Department and Youth Department of the PGFTU, and has represented the PGFTU in many forums abroad speaking on the situation for Palestinian workers and…

Australian call to boycott grows

More Australian unions have issued strong statements condemning the Israeli occupation and blockade of Gaza, and joining the Palestinian call for boycott.  The Victorian Trades Hall Council and RTBU Queensland Branch added their union’s strength to the BDS call.  The Maritime Union Queensland Branch issued a strong statement calling to end the illegal blockade of Gaza. …