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Pension Divestment

We the undersigned petition the council to undertake the following actions in respect of Pension divestment:

*Join the call by Palestinian civil society for international support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)movement as a means of achieving justice for Palestinian people

*Accept the conclusion of the Amnesty International report of 2022(Israel's Apartheid against Palestinians) that Israel is an apartheid state, thus reaffirming the Sheffield City Council Declaration of 1981 that it is an apartheid free zone.

*Condemn the government's attack on the democratic rights of public sector pension committees and pension scheme members to express ethical preferences in the investment of their pension fund ++

*Campaign for South Yorkshire Pensions Authority to commit to divestment in companies shown to be complicit in human rights abuses, including those in the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people, in line with the remit of its Responsible Investment Policy, and in compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

++ A Last minute amendment to the 'Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill' 2022 was passed into law to prevent public sector pensions schemes making investment decisions that conflict with UK foreign policy as a first step in preventing private and public sector involvement in boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns.

This petition has been organised by Sheffield Campaign for divestment from companies complicit with human rights abuses in Palestine. Four organisations form the above campaign and support the petition:-
Sheffield Trades Union Council, Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine, Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions.

Started by: Flis Callow (This petition has been organised by Sheffield Campaign for divestment from companies complicit in hu)

This ePetition ran from 01/04/2022 to 30/06/2022 and has now finished.

53 people signed this ePetition.