Tag Archive for BDS

UK: TSSA votes to support anti-Israel boycott

TSSA,  the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, represents 30,000 administrative, managerial, professional and technical workers in the railway, London Underground, the travel trade, ports and ferries.   It’s currently holding its annual conference and this morning announced that it had “voted to link…

UK: TUC moves up to a new level of support for BDS

The global campaign of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) targetting Israel is a threat to the Jewish state, but that campaign can be broken down into five types using the British government’s “threat levels” as a guide. Those levels are…

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.

The British Trade Union Movement, Israel and Boycotts

by Ronnie Fraser Over the past thirty years the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and member unions have regularly adopted resolutions containing anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian rhetoric. A whole generation of British left-wing trade union activists has been raised on a diet…