Campaigning for Palestine:a trade union conference
A Palestine Solidarity Campaign conference for delegates
from trade unions, sponsored by the TUC
Saturday 5 April 2014
at TUC Congress House,Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS
We are pleased to anounce two special guest speakers:
Abed Dari,Jericho District Field Worker with Kav LaOved,in the Jordan Valley
Abed will be speaking about the situation of Palestinian workers employed in illegal Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley (West Bank).
Kav LaOved (Worker’s Hotline) is an independent, non-governmental organisation committed to the defence of workers’ rights, including Palestinian and Palestinian Citizens of Israel.
Omar Barghouti – founder of the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign, and one of the leaders of the BDS National Committee (BNC). Omar will be joining the conference live via Skype link, and will talk about the need for Trade Unions around the world to join the global solidarity movement, by notably taking and supporting BDS actions.
Join us to hear about the latest developments from speakers, including trade unionists, from Palestine and from the trade union and solidarity movement in Britain.
Just as for apartheid in South Africa, international solidarity can make a key contribution in the struggle for liberation. And over the last few years, we have seen a massive surge in trade union solidarity.
This conference will discuss the next steps in the struggle for peace and justice for Palestine. Specialist strands will focus on particular areas of work – from targeting complicit firms and ending the arms trade, to building the campaign within unions at local and national level.
The conference is open to delegates from TUC-affiliated unions and their regions. It is also open to delegates from trade union branches that are affiliated to PSC.
The United Nations has declared 2014 as the year of international solidarity with the Palestinian people. For too long, Palestinians have suffered under occupation and siege, and have had their basic rights denied them.
Please send a delegate to join us in sharing and discussing current campaigning, and on taking forward implementation of TUC policy on Palestine.
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