Tag Archive for TUFI

German unionist tells UNISON: Don’t boycott Israel

The following are the remarks delivered this week by Günther Jikeli (Ver.di) to the Trade Union Friends of Israel fringe meeting at the UNISON conference. Dear friends of Israel, I’m from the German union Ver.di, the largest union in Germany…

TUFI: Build solidarity between Israeli, Palestinian trade unionists

The following are the remarks delivered by Stephen Scott from Trade Union Friends of Israel to TUFI’s fringe meeting at the UNISON conference. Brothers, sisters, guests, welcome to the Trade Union Friends of Israel Unison fringe event. Thank you for…

Turning the tide in the fight against BDS

The following are notes from Eric Lee’s presentation to the Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) fringe meeting at the UNISON conference in Bournemouth yesterday.  TUFI was banned this year from having a stall at the conference, but held a…

UNISON bans TUFI from its annual conference

Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI), which aims to “promote Israeli-Palestinian trade union co-operation and strengthen the links between the Israeli, Palestinian and British trade union movements”, has been banned from attending the upcoming annual conference of UNISON, the giant…

Northern Ireland: Trade unionists make the case against BDS campaign

Last night, four trade union opponents of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign targetting Israel were given the opportunity to make their case before a standing-room only crowd in Belfast. In an event organised by Northern Ireland Friends of…

Palestinian workers, unions don’t support BDS campaign

In an extraordinary series of blog postings, British trade unionists visiting Israel and Palestine have learned that Palestinian workers and their unions are not enthusiastic supporters of the campaign for boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) targetting Israel. In fact, they…

British trade union delegation to Israel and Palestine – the blog

Trade Union Friends of Israel has been organizing trips to Israel and Palestine for some time now, but for the first time the participants are being encouraged to blog about their visit – which begins tomorrow.  Trade unionists from the…

Calls to boycott Israel isolate the British trade union movement

This article appears on the website of the Jewish Labour Movement in the U.K. by Roger Lyons In a long standing tradition, international trade union co-operation has been about solidarity, campaigning for peace, co-operation, economic development and education. This is…