BITUD was established to strengthen the links between the Histadrut (the Israeli TUC), the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) and the British Trade Union Movement.

BITUD aims to:

  • build support for the Middle East peace process in the UK labour movement;
  • promote efforts towards finding a just and lasting peace settlement for both Israelis and Palestinians;
  • initiate dialogue by taking British delegations to meet with both Israeli and Palestinian trade unionists;
  • build support for the Peace Process in the UK by providing meetings and briefings for British Trade Unionists.
  • engage trade unionists on a variety of issues beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and aim to provide practical assistance that helps Israeli and Palestinian workers.
    BITUD'S activities aim to build on understanding of:
    • The ongoing Middle East Peace Process
    • The strong democratic trade union movement in Israel
    • The crucial need for Israeli-Palestinian economic ties for workers on both sides
    • The wider region, including the Arab Peace Initiative
    • The PGFTU/Histadrut agreement and work that the Histadrut does for Palestinian workers
    • The negative impact that a boycott would have on Israeli and Palestinian workers.