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…

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. …

Qld teachers pass Palestine resolution

The Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) has passed a resolution announcing that the “QTU joins the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign initiated by Palestinian trade unions and civil society in 2005” and supporting the consumer boycott of Israeli goods.  With this resolution, the QTU joins the growing number of Australian unions heeding this non-violent Palestinian call…