I went to an excellent Trade Union Conference for Palestine on Saturday just gone, representing the UNISON NEC. It was organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and as I have been invovled in solidarity with Palestine for ten years now, I was proud to go as a delegate for my union.
We discussed a load of different ways to work together to strengthen what remais the major internaitonal issue of our day and shared a variety of experiences. I emphasised the need to make more prominent the PSC on our own union's websites and to vary our ways of reaching out to members, and not leaving this issue to the union tops - encouraging involvement of the grass roots - so the least I could do is practice what I preach...
Is your branch affiliated, are you a member? If not, why not?
The PSC campaigns for
peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of international law
and human rights & against all racism. Help us to build a new mass
anti Apartheid movement for Palestine.
PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political
organisation with members from many communities across Britain, and
increasingly throughout the world. PSC represents people in Britain from
all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for
peace and justice for the Palestinian people. PSC is opposed to all
forms of racism, including anti-Jewish prejudice and Islamophobia.
Who do we work with?
PSC works with students, faith groups, trade unions and many other
campaigning, cultural and political organisations in Britain, Europe and
If you are a member of a trade union then please join the campaign
and affiliate your region and local branch. if you are a member of a
union not on the list of national affiliates above then please encourage
your union to affiliate to the Campaign and encourage individual union
members to become members of PSC. Please download an invitation to affiliate and an affiliation form. If you would like more information about affiliating to PSC contact us.