Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Israeli negotiation expert has NHS workshop cancelled after union protests

Unison says it objects to lessons in conflict resolution by Professor Moty Cristal as it 'supports the Palestinian people'

Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem
guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 April 2012

"A National Health Service workshop due to be led by an Israeli expert on negotiation, conflict resolution and crisis intervention has been cancelled after union objections.

Professor Moty Cristal had been invited to lead a session for managers and union officials in Manchester next week, entitled The Role of Negotiation in Dealing With Conflict, run by the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. But on Friday he received an email from the workshop organisers cancelling the event after pressure from the trade union Unison.

The session was cancelled, said the email, "on the grounds that it is Unison's policy and also that of the Trades Union Congress to support the Palestinian people"....."

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