Sep 3, 2010

TUC likely to push for full Israel boycott - #BDS

The Trades Union Congress is expected to call on its members at its annual conference to strengthen opposition to Israel by extending boycotts and encouraging disinvestment.
A motion on Israel and the Palestinians, backed by the GMB, the Fire Brigades' Union, the Public and Commercial Services Union and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association, is expected to propose a full boycott of Israeli goods.
The four-day conference begins in Manchester on September 13.
Eric Lee of TULIP (Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine) warned that Israel supporters should "not expect good news" from the congress.
Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) will host a fringe meeting discussing the role unions can play in the peace process. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber has been invited to speak at the event.

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