Tag Archive for Australia

Australia: Union defeats pro-BDS motion

Finally, some good news in the labour movement: according to this report, a motion presented to the annual conference of the  National Tertiary Education Union endorsing a call for boycotts against Israel was defeated.

Pro-Palestinian trade unionists in Australia launch new organization

AUSPalestine — representing “Australian workers united for peace and justice for Palestine” — has just been launched with a new website.  As we write these words, some key things are missing from the site — such as the organization’s founding…

Practical solutions for peace, justice and reconciliation

Labor Party and union members in Australia, looking for progressive solutions to support peace, justice and reconciliation for Palestine and Israel , will hold a break through Fringe Event at the 2009 National Conference of the Australian Labor Party in…

State of the union

An editorial in this week’s – Australian Jewish News discusses the Australian Council of Trade Unions decision, taken at their Congress earlier this month, to adopt a balanced position on Palestine/Israel and reject the boycottist ideology seemingly popular in trade…

Australian trade unions back engagement stance on Israel/Palestine

The Australian trade union movement has returned to its traditional position of taking a moderate and balanced stance on the hotly contested issue of Israel-Palestine. “ The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Congress – the highest decision making body…

Unions move to overturn Israel boycott

Last month, the Scottish Trade Unions Congress became the latest in a series of unions to call for a boycott of Israeli products. Support for boycotting, divesting from and sanctions against the Jewish state appears to be growing by leaps…

TUFI Update – March 2009

International Trade Union News: Union leader refuses to support Israel boycott International Trade Union News: CUPE National opposes local union resolution Trade Union News: ICTU re-launch year-old delegation report British Trade Union News: Scottish trade union delegation to Israel and…