|Welcoming Clarity on Academic Institutions Boycott
On the Michael Coren Show, Jan. 9, in a letter to the editor in the Toronto Star, Jan. 10, in postings on cupe.on.ca. as well as in media interviews, Ryan has stated that CUPE Ontario will not support a boycott of individuals. “We also fully agree with the national union’s policy on UN resolutions 242 and 338,” he said.
CUPE Ontario’s university workers committee is examining bringing forward a motion for its upcoming conference that will support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, not individuals, as part of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign.
“In the process of examining academic boycott initiatives by other organizations around the world, and similar actions that helped end apartheid in
The proposal builds on existing CUPE Ontario policy supporting the BDS campaign adopted more than two years ago in response to the 40-year occupation of Palestinian territory as well as human rights violations by
Ryan said, “We too have condemned the Hamas rocket attacks on