At our meeting on Wednesday 19th May, the Cambridge & District Trades Council restated out Support and solidarity with the Palestinian people and we also fully endorse the following statement of the Trades Unions Congress:
The Cambridge & District Trades Council calls upon all our local branches to support any local and national demonstrations in support of Palestine.
Further to this, we also agreed to send congratulations and support to our Comrades of the Leicestershire FBU who refused to remove Palestine Action protesters from the roof of Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit’s Leicester plant.
Elbit manufactures a wide range of military equipment, including drones, which are advertised as ‘Battle Tested’ – i.e. used by the IDF against Palestinian civilians. They also supply arms to many of the world’s most repressive regimes.
We stand in solidarity with Palestinian workers today and every day in their struggle for liberation, independence, equality and justice.”