Congress got off to a triumphant start yesterday with a cavalcade of welcome from the Bulgarian hosts and a line up of national and international guests.Read more
Last night Maritime Union of Australia Members joined hundreds of people in Wollongong in a candlelight vigil calling for peace in the Gaza-Israel conflict.Read more
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is backing the call by the ITUC for immediate world action to secure a ceasefire and negotiated settlement in Gaza.Read more
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has again called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as its first cargo of medical aid arrived in the war-torn region.Read more
As its first lorryload of medical supplies begins its journey to Gaza, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), again backed calls for an immediate ceasefire there.Read more
The ITF is launching an emergency humanitarian appeal for money to supply medical supplies and equipment to the people of Gaza. We have also condemned the civilian death toll caused by the Gaza air strikes.Read more
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has condemned the growing number of deaths resulting from Israeli military strikes against Gaza in the last few days and launched an appeal to assist those affected.Read more
My homeland is the MUA, says Maz.
His family come from Jerusalem, but after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, like so many Palestinians lived in exile.
We were in Lebanon until the Israeli invasion in 1982 when we fled to Jordan, says Maz.
But with the 1993 Oslo Accords, which provided for the creation of a Palestinian Authority and the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the family returned to Palestine. There Maz worked for the Israeli heavy vehicle manufacturing corporation Caterpillar for three years.
Paddy Crumlin, MUA national secretary and ITF executive board member will be visiting the Middle East later this year, to promote the International Transport Workers initiative to bring the workers of Israel and Palestine together.
Its the working people who are suffering most from this conflict, he said. And its the workers and their unions who can begin a lasting peace process on the ground.