Tag Archive for RMT

UK: Union leaders tell supermarkets to boycott settlement products

According to the Morning Star, seven trade union leaders have issued a call on Britain’s supermarkets to cease purchasing products from company’s which benefit from Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.  They write: “We note that the Co-operative supermarket pledged…

UK: Pro-Hamas campaigners postpone trade union conference – why?

The pro-Hamas Palestine Solidarity Campaign was supposed to be holding its Trade Union Conference this weekend, as we reported last week.  But now they’ve decided to postpone it until next year.  Here’s the explanation from their website: Important announcement: postponement of…

British union leaders call for global unions to adopt BDS position

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has finally published the statement of a delegation of  a half dozen British trade union leaders representing five trade unions (Unite, RMT, TSSA, PCS, and Napo). The trade unionists involved were: Gerry Doherty – General Secretary…

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…

Transport worker solidarity in Palestine and Israel

The International Transport Workers Federation has just posted onto YouTube this short video about the Histadrut-PGFTU joint project for Transport Workers. The project – mentored by the ITF – supports professional Palestinian truckers needing to get through military checkpoints. Click…