This year’s UNISON National Delegates Conference, which took place in Glasgow, has again seen a great number of Palestine related activities.
Earlier in the week Ala Khatib, Director of Kav LaOved (Workers Hotline) and official guest of UNISON, addressed the official UNISON International rally and explained how Palestinian workers in the Illegal Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley are denied their basic labour rights by their Israeli employers.
On Wednesday UNISON launched its pension fund divestment campaign pack at the crowded PSC fringe meeting. Speakers at the meeting chaired by Laura McGee from Thompsons Solicitors included Sarah Colborne director of PSC; Jean Butcher chair of UNISON’s International Committee and Ala Khatib Palestine citizen of Israel and Director of Kav LaOved.
Nick Crook, Head of UNISON’s International department presented the divestment campaign pack on behalf of the union. The pack, produced in conjunction with Palestine Solidarity Campaign is now available online http://www.unison.org.uk/news/palestine-is-your-pension-fund-investing-in-the-occupation
The main Palestine motion was debated on Thursday morning and was, along with several amendments, overwhelmingly adopted by the conference. The motion reiterates UNISON’s commitment to justice for Palestine and to continue to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns in conjunction with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.