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UCU’s Blind Eye To Antisemitism.

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In a rather transparent tactic, UCU is using a proxy to advance the campaign to boycott Israelis, Engage has much more.

I have said this more than once, this anti-Israeli boycott campaign is poison to the trade union movement.

Update 1: Over the past five years there has been a steady stream of members leaving the trade union, UCU/AUT, and another one has resigned:

“UCU member Says:
December 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Sarah,
I have had enough. I have resigned.

The UCU are evidently willing to play with antisemitism in their obsessive pursuit of Israel.
The UCU have stood back whilst members have been bullied and harassed.
Those that dare question the boycott have been told that the Union would be better without them; and, no action against that member taken.
The UCU has allowed hatred to ferment and mature.

The UCU have permitted comment that in any other forum would be seen to go against any and all standards that comprise civilised discourse and disagreement.

They have made a mockery of all the standards of equality and freedom from discrimination that we, as a Trade Union movement fought so hard to have enacted.

Throughout this entire period they have allowed the the low, background hum of antisemitism to continue unabated until its own executive officer chairs a meeting in which a person found guilty of race-hate speech is given a platform.

This is not an organisation that I wish to support, morally, politically and financially.”

Update 2: See UCU’s boycott of Israel blinds it to antisemitism. Is this solidarity? at Flesh is Grass.

Written by modernityblog

06/12/2009 at 22:12

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