In fact, they were told bluntly that the BDS campaign is bad news for Palestinians.
USDAW National Executive member Mike Dixon wrote:
"There was a discussion about the boycott and it is clear that Palestinians don't want it – all they want is equal pay and a living."
The communications director for the Advance union added:
"Listening to people from both communities on the subject of the proposed international trade union boycott, it is evident that all parties oppose this action. In a meeting with the Jerusalem Municipality workers, one view from the Palestinian contingent was that a boycott would be more detrimental to the Arab workforce than any other. The reason for this was that in the event of economic sanctions, it would cause a detrimental impact on the employment levels of their community."
The entire blog should be required reading for trade unionists in Britain and elsewhere.
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