Tag Archive for TUFI

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…

British and Australian trade unionists visit Israel and Palestine

While some groups like the “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” organise trips to the region, only Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) takes participants in its trips to visit both countries — Israel and Palestine. TUFI missions allow trade unionists to meet…

TULIP and TUFI challenge the pro-Hamas line in British unions

On Tuesday this week, a fringe meeting called by Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) and TULIP was held in Brighton at the hotel next door to the conference centre where Unite the union was holding its annual event.  Why…

Trade unionists from UK, Australia visit Israel and Palestine

Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) organized a delegation to Israel and Palestine last week.  The delegates came from four British unions, as well as several Australian unions and the Labor Party.  Their account of their visit stands in striking…

TUFI newsletter highlights workers’ pact for peace and justice

The monthly newsletter put out by the UK-based Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) is always interesting reading. This month’s issue focusses on the workers’ pace for peace and justice proposed by the International Trade Union Confederation, the possibility of…

What can trade unions do to aid peace?

That’s the title Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) have given to their annual fringe meeting at the UK Trades Union Congress this year. Invited guest speakers include Brendan Barber (TUC general secretary), Avital Shapira-Shabirow (Histadrut head of international department),…