The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions reaffirmed its support to BDS and highlighted Israeli apartheid

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) at its congress held on 2 June 2022 decided, by a large majority, that LO would support an international boycott of Israel. This declaration sets LO’s policy towards Israel and the Palestinians for the next three years. The congress adopted a list of 14 concrete measures intended to hold Israel to account for its violations of international law and reaffirmed its support to BDS. Read more


Resolution adopted during the 10th National Congress of LAB

The trade unions participating in the International Conference of the 10th Congress of the Trade Union LAB demanded that international authorities and institutions enact a policy designed to force Israel to finally put an end to the occupation of the Palestinian territories. Read more


Congress of the General Labour Federation of Belgium (FGTB) finds Israel guilty of the crime of apartheid and calls for a military embargo on Israel

In solidarity with Palestine, the General Labour Federation of Belgium (FGTB), at its congress held in June 2022, reiterated its opposition to the military occupation and annexation of the Palestinian territories and demanded that the Israeli government respects international law and UN resolutions. In addition the congress found Israel guilty of the institutionalised and systematic discrimination and apartheid against Palestinian citizens. Read the full motion here


ITUC calls on UN to update list of companies backing illegal settlements

In November 2021 to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the ITUC has written to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, calling on him to support the resolution to regularly update the UN database of companies operating illegally in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. Read more


Trades Union Congress statement on the decision to criminalise six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups

In October 2021 the Trades Union Congress issued a statement on the decision to criminalise six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups. TUC called on the UK government to publicly oppose this draconian measure, to demand that Israel reverses it and further to begin to fulfil its own obligations to uphold international law and Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination, and the right to oppose apartheid. Read more


Motion adopted at the UNI-Europa Congress in May 2021

Motion submitted by ACCG-FGTB, supported by BTB (BE), SETCa (BE), ACOD Cultuur (BE), CGSLB (BE) and CNE (BE)

‘The framework for UNI Europa’s policy on Palestine is UNI Global’s policies on the matter, in particular Resolution 5 on Palestine adopted at UNI World Congress in Liverpool and Resolution 12 adopted at UNI World Congress in Cape Town denouncing the occupation of Palestine and calling for actions to end economic support for the illegal settlements. Read more


Public Services unions from across Europe call on European governments to suspend arms trade with Israel

Delegates at the European Public Service Union (EPSU) congress in Dublin on 5 June 2019 discussed the current situation in Palestine and the role of trade unions in peace building. As a result of the resolution voted at the congress, EPSU will explore with the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) how to effectively campaign for the implementation of human rights clauses in EU trade and association agreements. The resolution also calls on European governments to suspend arms trade with Israel. Read more