The delegates to the Annual Conference of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the umbrella group for every trade union in Scotland, today voted unanimously and repeatedly against Israeli apartheid.
The delegates to the Annual Conference of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the umbrella group for every trade union in Scotland, today voted unanimously and repeatedly against Israeli apartheid. The 450 delegates voted to:
- campaign to expose the role of the racist JNF (Jewish National Fund) in the Israeli apartheid system
- support the participants in the Welcome to Palestine initiative who tried to travel peacefully to Palestine via Tel Aviv Airport
- fully support the Palestinian-Brazilian call for the World Social Forum-Free Palestine in Brazil in November
- support the Palestinian hunger strikers and the work of Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support organisation.
Congress delegates congratulated the students for their work organising Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 events, and who initiated action in support of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, and called for support for the Scottish demonstration this Saturday 28th April in Edinburgh.
These decisions of the Scottish TUC in support of the Palestinian freedom struggle, by a union confederation representing half a million organised workers in every sector of the economy, will be widely seen as a continuation of the international solidarity the STUC also provided to the liberation struggle in South Africa. Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, named a city centre street after Mandela in 1986 while he was still on Robben Island. How long till there is a Palestine Square or Palestine Street in our major cities?