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Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Trade Union Solidarity with Palestinian Workers    Saturday 12 November 2022 in Central London 


This day conference is for trade unionists who want to develop and further their solidarity work with Palestinians living and working under occupation and apartheid. 

Supported by:
ASLEF, AUE, BFAWU, CWU, FBU, NEU, PCS, RMT, Thompsons Solicitors, TSSA, UCU, UNISON, Unite the Union.

The event 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 your union, an in-depth discussion of Israel’s apartheid system, and what the next Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaigns are.

We are calling on all trade unionists to join us on Saturday 12 November in London for a one day conference looking to strengthen and further the work undertaken in UK trade unions, for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people.



We are pleased to announce a range of specialist speakers, including:

Samia Al-Botmeh, Assistant professor in economics and researcher at the Centre for Development Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary NEU 

Riya Al'Sanah, PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, co-authored the Working Palestine: Covid-19, Labour, and Trade Unions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip report along with Dr. Rafeef Ziadah and Professor Adam Hanieh. 

Jo Grady, General Secretary UCU 
Aimee Shalan, Co-Director MAKAN 

Mariela Kohon, Senior International Officer TUC   

Kamel Hawwash, Chair Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Liz Wheatley, Chair of UNISON International Committee