PSC forced to cancel trade union conference


By Marcus Dysch
October 28, 2011
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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has been forced to cancel a conference with trade unionists which was due to take place tomorrow.

The event was expected to promote boycott methods and encourage local groups to support BDS measures against Israel. Speakers were to include RMT general secretary Bob Crow.

In a statement, the PSC said the event would be rescheduled for next year and said the move was being made to avoid disrupting preparations for the day of strike action which unions are planning for November 30.

But I'm told that a lack of interest from trade unionists and insufficient numbers of registered participants had caused substantial fears over filling the Congress House venue in central London, and the obvious financial repercussions that would have resulted.

Despite all their talk, it's another example of the BDS movement's failure to generate substantial support.

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