Tag Archive for Scotland

Scottish unions take on G4S – for the wrong reasons

According to this report on the website of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a pro-Hamas organisation backed by many of Britain’s trade unions, last week the Scottish Trades Union Congress voted to call on the Scottish government to cancel its contract…

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…

Scottish TUC condemns Histadrut, but rejects a complete boycott

The recently concluded Scottish Trades Union Congress meeting provided a platform for the most extreme anti-Israel and pro-Hamas views — and this in spite of the UNISON report this month calling for continued engagement with the Histadrut.  According to this…

Rise of anti-Semitism in Scotland linked to unions, says report

This website by definition focusses on the trade union movement even though the unions are hardly the only institutions in which anti-Israel bias may be found.  But sometimes union hostility to Israel comes to the fore — and sometimes it…

STUC’s bizarre call for Celtic protest

David Coyle has written a terrific piece on the Scottish Trade Union Congress’ attempt to turn tonight’s football match into an Israel hate-fest. The comments section is almost entirely positive as well. Update: The Jewish Chronicle website reports on the…

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…

Scottish TUC: UK Foreign Secretary ‘out of step’ on boycott of Israel

The following is the statement issued today by the Scottish TUC, which last month called for a boycott of Israel. The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) today (Wednesday 24 June) rejected the Foreign Office’s “dismay” at trade union’s supporting boycotts…

Scottish TUC delegation reports on visit to Israel and Palestine

Not good news. From the conclusion of the 36 page report: “In the light of what we witnessed and heard in our meetings in Israel and the Occupied Territories, it is the delegation’s view that the General Council should recommend…

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…