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Congress policies and actions on Palestine plus useful links

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Other Trade Union Links on Palestine

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Moira Leydon, ASTI and Chair of Congress Global Solidarity Committee recently attended the 8th Intel global education summit in Salamanca, Spain. Summit theme of "Education and Economic Development" was attended by over 90 delegates from all over the world. During their "break out" discussion, Ms L Alami, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Palestine, emphasised that education remains an absolute priority for Palestinians. "My Ministry is actively pursuing the Millennium Development Goals in education and we are already seeing progress. We reached gender parity in education a long time ago. 85% of primary students transfer to secondary education. Here lies the real challenge because our retention rate is only 50%. We are very anxious to make contacts with education institutions in Ireland so that we can learn from the many success stories in Irish education." Moira and Palestine Minister of EducationM Leydon and Ms L Alami, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Palestine

Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions - here

Scottish TUC calls for Boycott of Israel

TUC Organising and empowering in the West Bank

TUC General Council statement on the Middle East and launch of Stolen Goods campaign

TUC Aid funded project with the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU).

Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE

COSATU - Cairo Declaration

International Trade Union Confederation - ITUC condemns settlement plans; ITUC annual survey of trade union rights in Palestine 2012 and in Israel including discrimination aganist Palestinian Workers. More here