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The TUC believes that only when a sovereign, independent, democratic contiguous and viable Palestinian state is created, living side by side with a secure Israel will there be a chance for peace and stability in the Middle East. We remain committed to a two-state solution to the crisis in the Middle East and support for the Road Map. We recognize the enormous suffering of the Palestinian people, and we call upon the British Government to make appropriate representations to the international community to secure lasting peace through a negotiated settlement based on mutual respect and self-determination, on justice for the Palestinians and on security for Israel. Please refer to the TUC General Council statement on the Middle East for more on the TUC’s position on the Israel/Palestine conflict.

In increase the pressure on Israel to end its occupation of all Palestinian territories, the TUC, working in conjunction with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, is calling for a targeted consumer boycott of goods from the illegal Israel settlements. To promote the Don't buy settlement goods campaign, the TUC and PSC have produced a, "Would you buy stolen goods?" leaflet and a briefing for trade union officers.

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TUC Aid Appeal 2010-11

TUC Aid is appealing for funds to help trade unionists in Palestine, as well as Burma and Zimbabwe. The Israeli occupation of the West Bank, illegal settlements and the blockade of Gaza have led to unemployment, poverty and repression of union rights. TUC Aid will support women in the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) to recruit new members and improve pay, conditions and opportunities. Nedaa al-Zaher, who has already taken part in a TUC Aid training course, says: "I have made an important jump in my life. Now I realise the importance of unions and I have begun to know my rights at work." Others have negotiated real improvements such as shorter working days and a two-day weekend. Your support can give women trade unionists new skills and the confidence to really make a difference to their day to day lives.

TUC Aid is appealing for donations to rebuild the Beit Lahia Plant Nursery in Gaza, which was badly damaged during the 2014 Israeli offensive. The majority of Gaza's 1.6 million people are children and refugees living under siege. Access to fuel, water, energy and food is heavily restricted by the...
09 January 2015
Congress 2014 approved this General Council statement on Gaza
18 September 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady's speech to TUC Congress 2014, moving the General Council statement on Gaza.
17 September 2014
Take action today as part of the ITUC day of action on Gaza. Here's what the TUC has been doing today, and what you can do to add your voice.
07 August 2014
Join the emergency humanitarian appeal. Help supply medical supplies and equipment to those affected The bombardment of Gaza has resulted in a humanitarian tragedy with its people needing urgent help. The TUC therefore asks that unions and their members to consider making contributions to the already operating ITF humanitarian fund...
07 August 2014
The TUC General Council met today and adopted a statement on Israel's attack on Gaza.
23 July 2014
Israeli diplomats are on strike around the world - including in London - as part of a year-long dispute to restore the value of their wages and address discriminatory tax and pension arrangements (as well as other issues). TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has sent a message of solidarity to...
19 March 2014
Come along for a rousing experience on International Women's Day to hear out guests' stories of resistance and hope, to celebrate the role of women in the global struggle, and to listen to some great live music and performance poetry. Guest Speakers: Alfamir Castillo, President of the Women Sugar Cane...
31 January 2013
WIth a ceasefire in place, call on the UK government to do all that it can to lift the blockade and end the suffering of Gaza's people. Sign Oxfam's urgent action.
26 November 2012
Join the demonstration for Gaza this Saturday 24 November, assembling at Downing Street at 12 noon before marching to the Israeli Embassy.
21 November 2012