BNC calls on Trade Unions to urgently intervene with their governments to stop Israel from joining the OECD
Occupied Palestine, 22 April 2010 – In a few days Trade Unions will commemorate the achievements of the labor movement. The origins of the International Worker”s Day date back to the 1886 Chicago protests where police killed several workers marching to demand their rights. Every week, Palestinian human rights defenders march in their villages protesting […]Continue reading
WAC Maan letter to OECD Trade Union Advisory Committee
WAC Maan calls on OECD not to accept Israel as a member as long as it does not respect basic labour rights Assaf Adiv, WAC?National Coordinator?WAC Ma”an?Nazareth Israel?Office: ?4-6020680?Mobil: ?50-4330034?E mail: assafa[at]maan.org.il? Web site: www.wac-maan.org.il Dear friends Following is a letter sent recently to the Secretary General of the OECD Trade Union Advisory Committee John […]Continue reading
STUC REAFFIRMS ISRAEL BOYCOTT
Thursday 22 April 2010 Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Media Release The Scottish Trades Union Congress reiterated its commitment to a campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel at it annual meeting in Dundee yesterday, just days after a BBC poll described international attitudes to the country as “widely negative”. The motion, presented by the […]Continue reading
Ictu to seek ways to support sanctions against Israel
MARY FITZGERALD Foreign Affairs Correspondent THE EXECUTIVE council of Ictu is to consider ways in which it can translate into action its support for Palestinian calls for a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Attendees at an Ictu conference on the Middle East held in Dublin yesterday discussed possible ways of implementing such […]Continue reading
Irish Trade Union solidarity with Palestine
On Friday there was one of the most significant events yet in Palestinian solidarity work in Ireland. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions held a conference on Palestine/Israel and on how to build solidarity links. It was reported and attacked in the media and, in a nutshell, it was a very successful conference – one […]Continue reading
Irish unions urge boycott of Israel
The Irish Confederation of Trade Unions held a day-long conference on how to implement a trade boycott of Israel. Ireland”s Foreign Minister Michael Martin recently described Israel”s partial blockade of Gaza as “medieval,” but favored a British boycott of Israel. At the conference, however, he said, “The government does not agree with or support any […]Continue reading
How many Israel Bonds does your union own?
If you’re in a union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers it’s at least $300,000. The national union holds that amount. Amounts held by state and local affiliates are unknown. What about AAUP, NEA and other unions and union-like bodies? What about the AFL-CIO in your state? If you’re a member of one of […]Continue reading
Letter to the OECD on basic labour rights in Israel
Report by Assaf Adiv and Roni Ben Efrat, WAC WAC Maan calls on OECD not to accept Israel as a member as long as it does not respect basic labour rights Assaf Adiv, WAC National Coordinator WAC Ma”an Nazareth Israel Office: ?4-6020680 Mobil: ?50-4330034 E mail: assafa[at]maan.org.il Web site: www.wac-maan.org.il Dear friends Following is a […]Continue reading
COSATU President Sidumo Dlamini Addresses Gaza Reportback: Isolate Apartheid Israel!
January 28, 2010 (Lenasia, South Africa) – Soweto yesterday, Gaza today. . . The forces of apartheid demonstrate limitless capacity for barbarism! Almost a year ago, Gaza was run down by the occupying forces of Israel in a barbaric show of might and in pursuit of their colonial expansionist ambitions. Schools, clinics, UN buildings, social […]Continue reading
Growing Labor Support for Palestine Faces Stiff Opposition in the U.S.
Paul Abowd | January 22, 2010 Union members who want to organize U.S. labor support for war-torn Palestine often compare their cause to the battle against apartheid in the 1980s. They point to striking similarities between Israel”s occupation of Palestine and the former South African system: In Israel, Arab citizens face legalized segregation in housing […]Continue reading