The sanctions call has been questioned by Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine (TULIP). The new organization works with Israeli and Palestinian trade unionists and non-governmental organizations to find practical ways to respond to Israel-boycott calls.
TULIP’s Eric Lee has accused the Fire Brigades Union of having a “split personality.”
“The irony here is that two months after the Gaza war - which supposedly made Israeli unions pariahs - unwelcome in the international trade union movement - the Fire Brigades Union happily joined forces with an Israeli union and just 10 other unions to launch a global federation of fire fighters unions,” Lee said. “I can’t imagine why they think it’s appropriate for them to work with Israeli trade unionists, but are calling on the TUC [Trade Union Congress] to ‘review’ its links with the Histadrut. It’s almost as if the FBU [Fire Brigades Union] had a severe case of split personality.”
For the full text, see this article in today’s Jerusalem Post.