Tag Archive for UNISON

UK: Unison boycott case may take weeks to resolve, says judge

The case brought by Israeli academic Moty Cristal may take weeks to resolve, according to the judge – reports the Jewish Chronicle yesterday. In the first reports we’ve seen of the pre-trial hearing last week, it now appears that public…

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: 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…

Palestinian gov’t workers on strike yet again over unpaid wages

According to this report, Palestinian government employees have yet again had to go out on strike to pressure the Palestinian Authority to pay their wages. They have called a two-day strike this week to demand full payment of back salaries.…

UNISON promotes anti-Israel video denouncing “pinkwashing”

UNISON, Britain’s giant public sector union, has today posted on its website – and promoted via Facebook and elsewhere – a video entitled “No pride in Israeli apartheid”. The video, which lasts for 69 seconds, is — according to the…

Public Services International supports BDS, apartheid slander on Israel

Public Services International (PSI) is a global trade union federation representing 20 million public sector workers in 150 countries. Its world congress concluded three days ago in Durban, South Africa. Though a search of the PSI website and its special…

Two British unions taken to court over anti-Israel actions

In recent weeks, two British unions have become the targets of legal action brought by Israeli and British Jewish academics alleging discriminatory practices. In both cases, the unions have justified their actions based on what they see as solidarity with…

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.…