Boycott Israel campaign grows among UK unions, despite Zionist backlash

Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada, London  30 November 2011

Palestine solidarity has become increasingly visible in the UK trade union movement. (Rod Leon)

Over the last few years, UK trade unions have expressed solidarity with Palestine more and more explicitly. Union after union has overturned a previous orthodoxy of balance between “two sides” when it comes to policy on Israel and the Palestinians. So many unions have now passed motions in support of the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that even the often conservative Trades Union Congress (TUC) has been compelled to change policy.

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