Tag Archive for Ireland

Irish teachers’ union votes for an academic boycott of Israel

For the first time, a European teachers union has called for an academic boycott of Israel. Last week, the annual conference of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) voted unanimously to call for such a boycott. According to a report in…

Irish Congress of Trade Unions: Leading Israel-basher in the trade union movement worldwide

At its conference earlier this month, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) established itself firmly as the number one Israel-basher in the international trade union movement. It adopted three resolutions that conform entirely with the Tehran line, the view…

Ireland: Union publication revives blood libel against Jews

The website of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions contains a mini-site called “Global Solidarity.” I know about it because I attended its launch meeting as the guest of honor back in 2003. The website has a lot of material…

Irish union leader adds credibility to Israeli apartheid slander

The Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign this week handed in a petition with 6,000 signatures to Dunnes Stores calling on the company to “stop stocking Israeli products, until Israel respects Palestinian rights and international law.”  Nothing unusual in that — anti-Israel…

“There is another way”

The following are the remarks prepared by Arieh Lebowitz of the Jewish Labor Committee for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference on the Middle East, held last week in Dublin. President O’Connor, Brother Bunting, Sister McEown, Brother Bregg, and…

Irish unions to hold int’l conference on Mid-East peace

This sounds like really good news — at first.  The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is to this Friday host an “International Conference on the Middle East which will feature contributions from Palestine, Israel, the United States, Canada, South…

Northern Ireland: Trade unionists make the case against BDS campaign

Last night, four trade union opponents of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign targetting Israel were given the opportunity to make their case before a standing-room only crowd in Belfast. In an event organised by Northern Ireland Friends of…

UNISON bans a stall, but can’t silence the message

As we reported earlier, Britain’s public sector union UNISON banned Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) from having a stall at its annual conference this week.  Among a number of excuses the union offered (in spite of the fact that…

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…