Canada's largest private-sector union, Unifor, has adopted a boycott divestment and sanctions or BDS policy against Israel.
The resolution was submitted by a union local representing Oshawa GM workers. It called on Unifor to support the BDS movement against the Jewish state until such a time when Israel implements a permanent ban on further settlement construction in the occupied territories and establishes a viable Palestinian state.
And that's why I think it's so appalling that someone like Premier Rachel Notley would freely speak at a Unifor conference last year.
Unifor’s official BDS policy wasn't adopted until just this past August but in 2015, several unions including Unifor, as part of the Canadian Labour Council, endorsed a letter criticizing Stephen Harper's federal government for standing against BDS.
The NDP are so quick to call anyone on the right a racist, especially us at the Rebel.
But I'm not supporting or a member of any organizations that boycott Jewish companies.
Can the NDP say the same?