European Public Service Union Congress



Anglesea Rd, Royal Dublin Society

Board Room

Building Solidarity with Palestinian Workers

Wednesday 5 June


For over half a century the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has undermined any prospects of a viable Palestinian economy and the right to decent work. Thousands of Palestinians are forced to seek precarious work in the illegal Israeli settlements, or endure long queues and humiliating treatment at checkpoints, in order to access work in Israel.

Join us at the event to learn about:

  • New research highlighting the impact of European business and trade with the illegal settlements on decent work;
  • How trade unions are working to defend the right to decent work;
  • The impact of the occupation on public services;
  • The establishment of the European Trade Union Network for Justice for Palestine.

With the participation of:

Patricia McKeown – Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Denis Keane – Forsa

Koen Vanbrabandt – La Centrale Générale FGTB

Mette Nord/Stein Guldbrandsen – Fagforbundet

Paul Glover – UNISON