Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Unison refuses friends of Israel conference stall

    The trade union Unison has refused the Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) a stall at its annual conference next month, despite assurances last year's ban would be lifted.

    TUFI, which aims to improve trade union relationships between Israel and Palestine, has run a stall at the conference previously but last year was refused due to a "security threat" following the Gaza conflict.

    Stephen Scott, director of TUFI, said: "We are disappointed that we have not been allowed to exhibit for the second year running.

    "We have always strived to put across a moderate case for Israeli unions and their willingness to work with the Palestinian trade unions. We are exhibiting at other unions this year and have had a good reception."

    But a Unison spokeswoman said that there was only space for 20 out of its 80 affiliated organisations.

    "We're not affiliated to TUFI nor are we doing any work with them, so priority goes to those we are currently working with," she said.

UK News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
UK News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
UK News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
UK News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
UK News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'
UK News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
UK News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
UK News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86