Head Office Circular: NP/205/22
16th September 2022
To: The Secretary
PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN TRADE UNION CONFERENCE
12th NOVEMBER 2022
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with its Trade Union partners in the PSC Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC), is organising a conference this autumn to build the movement for Palestine further in the UK.
Palestinian workers are forced into precarious, low paid and dangerous work, due to the crippling effect of Israel’s military occupation and apartheid system on the Palestinian economy, amid crippling unemployment. This is particularly the case when Palestinian workers are finding employment in Israeli illegal settlements, or in Israel, where they are rewarded with poor working conditions and low wages, made worse by hazardous journeys, which include harassment and delays at Israeli checkpoints. The same systems makes trade union organising extremely difficult, with very little legal recourse or opportunities to struggle for worker’s rights.
The conference will feature specialist speakers from Palestine and the UK, including trade union activists, who will present on the situation of Palestinian workers under occupation, the role for trade unions in building support for Palestinian freedom and self-determination, and concrete campaigns for trade unionists in solidarity with the Palestinian anti-apartheid movement.
A series of seminars will be offering detailed sessions on key topics, including on how to organise for Palestinian rights in our union, an in-depth discussion of Israel’s apartheid system, and what the next Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaigns are.
I would like to remind you that that the appeal is a legitimate campaign for branches to support and would encourage you to attend this conference.
You can find more information on the conference here: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/tu-solidarity-with-palestinian-workers/