Tag Archive for FBU

Scotland: “TUC delegates join Palestine freedom struggle – unanimously!”

The recent congress of the Scottish TUC passed a number of anti-Israel resolutions, not surprisingly. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is ecstatic.  But one resolution attracted our attention – this one by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU): “this Congress applauds the…

UK unions back anti-Israel vigil

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has called for a vigil outside the Israeli embassy in London on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of Operation Cast Lead.  The vigil will call for “an end to Israel’s siege on Gaza, and for…

Scottish TUC invites Palestinian firefighters

The Scottish TUC – which has spearheaded efforts to boycott Israel – this week invited a delegation of Palestinian firefighters to attend its womens’ conference. The STUC noted that “the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) formed part of the STUC delegation…

British fire fighter union calls for complete boycott of Israel

The sanctions call has been questioned by Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine (TULIP). The new organization works with Israeli and Palestinian trade unionists and non-governmental organizations to find practical ways to respond to Israel-boycott calls. TULIP’s Eric Lee has…

UK Firefighters can’t decide – Israeli unions welcome or not

The motion before this year’s TUC congress in Liverpool on the subject of the Middle East breaks new ground by calling not only for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions targetting Israel, but also calls on the British trade…

British TUC to debate boycott resolution

The following resolution has been submitted to this year’s Trades Union Congress by the Fire Brigades Union.  Though it initially seems to focus on boycotting goods produced in Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, the resolution also calls on the…