• UK’s largest academic trade union denounces threats to right to education, distributes PACBI call

    The University and College Union, UCU, is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK, passed the following resolution at its Congress on May 29, 2011, drawing attention to threats to the right to education and calling for the […]

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  • Students, labour, academics: Growing Canadian solidarity with Palestine by David Heap

    This article was published on rabble.ca on May 19, 2011. Events across Canada underline the growing concern on and around Canadian campuses for issues relating to Palestine and in particular, around Palestinian academics and labour unions. From May 18 to June 2, Dr. Amjad Barham, president of the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors […]

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  • Open letter to UK Trades Union Congress General Secretary

    4th October 2010 Brendan Barber General Secretary Trades Union Congress Congress House Great Russell Street London WC1B 3LS Dear Mr Barber, The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), of which all of Palestinian trade union federations are members, warmly welcomes the recent passing of a motion at the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) […]

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  • Cut ties with Israel University, UJ told

    September 28 2010 at 07:14pm The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday added its voice to calls for the University of Johannesburg to cut ties with Israel’s Ben Gurion University. “… we call upon the University of Johannesburg to act in the interest of justice and terminate an agreement between itself and the […]

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  • Seven Million Back Biggest British Boycott

    Palestine Monitor 16 September 2010 At their annual conference this week the TUC, Britain’s all-encompassing trade union coalition, announced their most comprehensive boycott policy yet. It targets settlement goods as well as companies profiting from the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The motion to boycott and disinvest from these companies passed unanimously on behalf of […]

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  • British trade unions to boycott Israel

    Published: Sept. 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Britain’s trade union federation voted against lifting its boycott of Israeli goods and services from West Bank settlements, Israel Radio said. At an annual conference in Manchester, England, the Trade Union Congress voted to strengthen ties with the radical Palestinian Solidarity Campaign […]

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  • UK unions vote to divest from occupation

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Many of Britain’s unions have thrown their weight behind a campaign of disinvestment and boycott from companies which are profiting from Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. Trade unions voted unanimously at an annual conference for a motion put forward by the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, seconded by the GMB, and supported […]

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  • TUC votes for campaign of boycott and disinvestment to free Palestine

    Press Release For immediate release Britain ’s unions have thrown their weight behind a campaign of disinvestment and boycott from companies which are profiting from Israel ’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories. Trade unions voted unanimously today at the TUC’s annual conference for a motion put forward by the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), seconded […]

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  • Unions launch international anti-settlement campaign

    SALFIT (Ma’an) – The General Federation of Trade Unions in Palestine announced Thursday the launch of an international campaign to support the decision to boycott the goods of Israeli settlements in global markets. The campaign is in coordination and cooperation with various trade unions and international trade union organizations in solidarity with the Palestinians, as […]

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  • Washing Away Labor’s War Stain

    September 7, 2010 Why is Union Money Going Abroad? By STANLEY HELLER Organized labor is joining with the NAACP in a “One Nation” jobs rally in Washington on October 2nd. No doubt they will be expecting anti-war folks to flock to it Lots of peace organizations have already done so Trouble is the rally has […]

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