Newcastle Council reafirms its commitment to ethical divestment

On Wednesday 4 February, Councillor Mick Bowman and Councillor David Stockdale took a Labour motion through Newcastle City Council, opposing the Tories plan to curb the power of Councils to divest from unethical companies or countries. The motion passed and was adopted as policy by the Council. Text of the Motion Notice of Motion – ethical policy…

Take action: Protect local democracy for Palestine

Take action now to protect local democracy for Palestine! The UK Government is trying to prevent local authorities from divesting from companies linked to Israel’s illegal occupation and settlements on Palestinian land. Authorities which refuse to contract with such companies are also being targeted. Please take action and make your voice heard: send a message…

Report: PSC at TUC Congress 2015

Palestine was once again one of the key issues supported by the UK trade union movement at the TUC Congress in Brighton in September 2015.   Hundreds of delegates have shown their support, by visiting the Palestine Solidarity Campaign stall in the exhibition area, by wearing a Palestine lanyard, signing the petition against the siege…

Report: Transport Unions Delegation to Palestine 2015

Between July 21st and 28th 2015, a trade union delegation with representatives from ASLEF, TSSA and RMT travelled to Palestine with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.   The delegation included: Mick Whelan (ASLEF General Secretary), Manuel Cortes (TSSA General Secretary), Andi Fox (TSSA executive), Colin Smith (ASLEF), Marz Colombini (ASLEF executive), Mick Carney (TSSA President), Peter…