Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Occupied Palestine, 18 October 2012 –The Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (PTUC-BDS), the largest coalition of Palestinian trade unions and professional syndicates, stands in solidarity with working families across the UK marching on October 20 against cuts and austerity and for “A Future that Works”.
- Our oppressors are united, so we too must be united in our struggle for justice!
- We salute trade unions working to implement practical BDS campaigns and sever ties with the Histadrut
Occupied Palestine, June 11 - Ahead of a summer of conferences and meetings to organise opposition to austerity, the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (PTUC-BDS), a broad coalition comprising almost the entirety of the Palestinian trade union movement, including professional syndicates, is proud to stand in solidarity with trade unions resisting attacks
Representative of the Egyptian Independent Union Federation: "We call on the global trade union movement to cut links with the Histadrut and to support the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS".
Kamal Abu Aita, representative of the Egyptian Independent Union Federation (EIUF) which was recently formed in Tahrir Square during the revolution, confirmed yesterday that the EIUF rejects any attempt to "normalise" relations with Israel.