Tag Archive for AWU

Anti-Israel union activists in Australia checked by new ACTU Assistant Secretary

Anti-Israel BDS activists in Australia have begun an email campaign targeting union leaders and trade union supporters of Palestine. Hundreds of unsolicited emails were sent out last week across Australia to union in-boxes introducing their new  group, called Australian Unionists…

Standing up to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

Speech by Paul Howes to Zionist Federation of Australia conference in Melbourne, Sunday October 10 2010 Thanks for inviting me to speak to the Zionist Federation of Australia conference. We are here at both an exciting time: — the new…

AFL-CIO leadership on Palestine/Israel praised

One of the founders of Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine (TULIP) has written to the new AFL-CIO President, Rich Trumka, to congratulate him for  re-affirming  the strong and continuing relationship between the AFL-CIO and Israel. “ The leadership you…

Australian trade unions supporting Palestine/Israel peace process

Trade unionists must show they can create practical examples of solidarity between Israelis and Palestinians, the president of the Australian Council of Trades Unions, Sharan Burrow, told a labour movement meeting in Sydney this week. ” These practical working models…

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…

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…