Tag Archive for Norway

Palestinian unions win prestigious international trade union award

We’ve just learned that the Norwegian union Industri Energi has given out this year’s Arthur Svensson International Award for Union Rights to Shaher Sae’d, Secretary General of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU). According to the union, “in…

Norway: Dockers to blockade Israeli ships

Reports are beginning to come in of one of the first examples of a trade union responding to the call by some Palestinian unions (and the World Federation of Trade Unions) to refuse to load and unload Israeli ships.  Norwegian…

Norway: Trade unionist calls for “more nuanced debate on Israel”

In what one commentator is calling the possible beginning of a thaw between Norwegian trade unionists and Israel, an article in a union magazine says that the national trade union center (LO) “has painted a negative picture of Israel. Israel…