TRADE UNION FRIENDS OF
PALESTINE
PRESENTATION
CONGRESS GLOBAL
SOLIDARITY
PRESENTATION
• BACKGROUND TO TUFP
• VISIT TO PALESTINE
• BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT & SANCTIONS
CAMPAIGN
• TUFP ACTIONS
• CONGRESS ACTIONS
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
BACKGROUND
• OUR AWARENESS OF THE REALITIES
OF OCCUPATION,
• COMMITMENT TO UPHOLDING THE
CORE TRADE UNION VALUES OF
DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS,
OPPOSING INJUSTICE AND
RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL
WORKING CLASS UNITY AND
SOLIDARITY
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
TUFP
• FOLLOWING THE 2005 BIENNIAL
DELEGATE CONFERENCE WHERE A
MOTION WAS PASSED TO;
• CAMPAIGN IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
• TUFP WAS LAUNCHED IN THE NORTH,
IN 2006 THEN SPREAD TO THE SOUTH
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
CONFERENCE
•
AT THE 2007 BIENNIAL DELEGATE
CONFERENCE OF ICTU 2 MOTIONS
1. CRITICAL OF EU POLICY OF
‘APPEASEMENT’ OF ISRAEL
2 CALLING FOR POLICY OF BOYCOTT
AND DIVESTMENT
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
DELEGATION
• THE CONFERENCE ALSO CALLED
ON CONGRESS TO SEND A FACT
FINDING DELEGATION TO
PALESTINE
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
Delegation
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
REPORT OF DELEGATION
• DELEGATION CONSISTED OF
GENERAL SECRETARIES/LEADERS OF
UNIONS AND TUFP MEMBERS
• APPALLED AT WHAT THEY
WITNESSED
• THE CRUSHING NATURE OF
OCCUPATION MADE THEM
DETERMINED TO BEAR WITNESS
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HEBRON
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BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT
& SANCTIONS
WHAT DO WE
MEAN?
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
BOYCOTT
• ACADEMIC/CULTURAL
• CONSUMER
• SPORTS
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
DIVESTMENT/DISINVESTMENT
• PUTTING END TO
INVESTMENTS IN ISRAEL AND
COMPANIES SUPPORTING
ISRAELI OCCUPATION AND
APARTIED –
• Red Rat (British) no co-operation
with Disk – In Pro
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
SANCTIONS
• FREE AND PREFERENTIAL TRADE
AGREEMENTS
• JOINT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
AGREEMENTS
• CURBING ISRAELI PROFITS FROM ITS
APARTIED AND OCCUPATION
POLICIES
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
• DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
REFUSED TO SIGN
CONTRACTS WITH
VEOLIA
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
WHY TU MOVEMENT?
• SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN
TRADE UNIONS & COMMUNITIES
• MESSAGE TO ISRAEL THAT ITS
POLICIES UNACCEPTABLE
• ENSURE CONTRACTS/BUSINESS DO
NOT GO TO ISRAELI COMPANIES
• BUILD GREATER AWARENESS
• PRESSURE ON HISTRADUT
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
TUFP
• ACTIONS SO FAR;
• EXTENSIVE FUNDRAISING, MEDICAL AID
FOR GAZA, OVER € 80,000 RAISED
• PROTESTS
• LOBBYING OF POLITICIANS
• FRINGE EVENTS AT CONFERENCES
• PUBLICATIONS
• MEMBERS OF INDIVIDUAL UNIONS HAVING
MOTIONS PASSED
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
GAZA WAR CASUALITES
• At least seven ambulance paramedics and
doctors were killed
• More than 20 others injured in Gaza between
Dec. 27 and Jan. 18 while transporting or
attempting to collect the wounded and the dead,.
The offensive also left about 1,420 Palestinians
killed, more than two-thirds of whom civilians,
and over 5,500 people injured.
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
TWINNING
• ON THE GROUND THE REALITY IS
THAT THE FRONT LINE WORKERS ARE
DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED,
BOMBARDMENT TOOK PLACE,
FRONTLINE STAFF WENT IN, THEY
WERE THEN BOMBARDED AGAIN
• AIM IS TO HAVE SOLIDARITY AND
RAISE AWARENESS
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
CONGRESS ACTIONS
• TUFP PUT FORWARD A SERIES OF
PROPOSALS TO CONGRESS
EXECUTIVE; THE EXECUTIVE
ADOPTED A PLAN
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
NATIONAL MID EAST
CONFERENCE
2010 Conference
KEY PLAYERS
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
ACCESSIBLE BRIEFING
DOCUMENT
• TU MEMBERS/WORKERS
• TRADES COUNCILS
• AWARE CONSUMERS
• RECRUITMENT OF CAMPAIGN
CHAMPIONS
• TRAINING OF CAMPAIGN CHAMPIONS
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
A6 CAMPAIGN CARDS
• TRADE UNION MEMBERS
• GENERAL PUBLIC
• SCHOOLS/STUDENTS
CAMPAIGN PACK
• FOR CAMPAIGN ACTIVISTS
Trade Union Friends of Palestine
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