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Union leads West Bank worker strike against Israeli factory

West Bank workers went on strike Tuesday at an Israeli factory that has refused to pay them minimum wage. Seventy-two workers at the Soul Or factory in the Tulkarem district in the West Bank stopped work and demanded that the…

Top level union missions visit Palestine and Israel

One of the biggest global union groupings in the world  – UNI Global Union – is holding a major World Congress meeting in Nagasaki Japan in November – where the Palestine/Israel conflict is on the agenda for discussion. A six-day…

IFJ Accuses Hamas over Shutdown of Journalists’ Union Office in Gaza

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the action of  Hamas and their Internal Security department which closed down the office of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) in Gaza, accusing them of ‘inexcusable intrusion” in the internal affairs of…

Friends of the Earth a Zionist ally claim Jordan unions

UPDATE – Wednesday October 6 Trade unions force Palestinian and Jordanian greenies out of cycle ride from Jordan, to Israel and finishing in the West Bank Palestinian and Jordanian members of Friends of the Earth Middle East have been forced…

Israeli trade union aligned soccer club wins European award

The Israeli soccer club established by the national trade union centre, Histadrut, has been honoured for its progressive social activism promoting peace in the Middle East. Hapoel Tel Aviv has just won its first European title – taking home the…

Palestinian unions call for boycott of settlement goods – report

According to this report, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) has issued a call for an international campaign to boycott settlement products. The call — which does not mention goods produced within the green line (Israel’s pre-1967 borders)…

Israeli journo union asked to back IFJ and Palestinian union protest

The Israeli journalist union is being called on to support their counterparts in Palestine to protest to the Netanyahu government a ban on a visit to the region by a prominent Moroccan journalist union leader. The International Federation of Journalists…

British TUC likely to push for full Israel boycott at this year’s conference

From today’s Jewish Chronicle: “The Trades Union Congress is expected to call on its members at its annual conference to strengthen opposition to Israel by extending boycotts and encouraging disinvestment. A motion on Israel and the Palestinians, backed by the GMB,…

COSATU backs protests against Israel – as part of WFTU actions

South African unions are planning a big anti-Israel protest march on the eve of this year’s Jewish High Holidays. The protest march is in support of the  call for global action by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) which…