Trade Union Friends of Palestine (TUFP) was formed in 2006 in response to the policy commitment of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to ‘campaign in solidarity with the Palestinian people’. In 2007 ICTU adopted a policy of full support for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel to help bring about an end to the occupation, colonisation and repression of Palestine, and to help achieve full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel and to support the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
The Palestine Committee Trade Union Section/Workmates Norway-Palestine is a department under the Palestine Committee of Norway, a solidarity organization founded in 1969. We are also trade unionists with membership in different unions in the LO, the main trade union confederation in Norway. In 2006 we established special effort to build Palestine solidarity inside the trade union movement, and we founded Palestine Committee Trade Union Section. What we want is to build solidarity from the bottom and upwards, so we found that the best way to achieve this aims was to bring regular rank and file members to Palestine to see for themselves. We began arranging trade union solidarity visits, and we have arranged more than 30 trips since we started.
Click on the link to download a copy of the Summary Report of the Ireland Norway Trade Union Joint Delegation to the Occupied West Bank.