Tag Archive for TUC

UK: TUFI attacks union support for BDS; TUC clarifies – boycotts of settlement goods only

In an article published last week on the Left Foot Forward website, Alex Bjarnason, organiser and communications Officer for Trade Union Friends of Israel, attempts to explain why many British trade unions have supported the campaign to boycott the Jewish…

Israel Apartheid Week launches – but where are the unions?

Today begins the 9th annual ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ in the UK and soon in other countries. The main event in London is sponsored by a number of pro-Palestinian student groups but not, apparently, any union. A quick search of British trade…

UK: TUC moves up to a new level of support for BDS

The global campaign of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) targetting Israel is a threat to the Jewish state, but that campaign can be broken down into five types using the British government’s “threat levels” as a guide. Those levels are…

UK: Israel’s ambassador blasts unions for promoting bigotry

In an article in yesterday’s Guardian, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, has come down hard on British unions, in particular Unison (the public sector union) for their policy of boycotting Israel in general and the Histadrut in particular.…

Global unions hail Histadrut victory following general strike

The pro-Hamas wing of the international labour movement is not going to like this one bit. The Histadrut’s general strike and the concessions it wrung from the Israeli government have won it accolades from across the international labour movement. This…