Category Archives: International

Renfrewshire’s Evening of Reflection for Holocaust heroine

UNISON’s Renfrewshire UNISON branch held an “Evening of Reflection” on 7 April to report on a study tour to Auschwitz-Birkena death camp and pay tribute to Scottish missionary Jane Haining who was killed in Auschwitz for her missionary work in Hungary saving the lives of approximately 400 Jewish children. Mark Ferguson, UNISON Renfrewshire Branch Secretary, […]

Palestine Fringe Meeting STUC 25 April

Palestine: Equal Rights, Solidarity and Free Speech Tuesday 25th April, 12.30-2pm, Strathspey Four Seasons Restaurant, Strathspey Hotel Organised by: UNISON, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign & War on Want Chair: Sam Macartney, Chair, UNISON Scotland International Committee Speakers: Fiona Napier, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign & recently returned from a trade union delegation to Palestine; Ryvka Barnard, […]

Joint International Seminar 16-17 Sept Glasgow

UNISON Scotland looks forward to welcoming delegates from UNISON Northern. North West and Northern Ireland to the joint international seminar in Glasgow. Below I have tried to capture the relevant information which should allow you to prepare for and enjoy the weekend. The main programme as it currently stands for the seminar sessions is below this […]

Palestine Conference and Demonstration at Festival

News from Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign 13th August 2016 – CONFERENCE: Settler Colonialism in Palestine The keynote speakers at this one day conference on settler colonialism in Palestine include Omar Barghouti, Ilan Pappé, Ben White and Ruba Salih. Updates will be posted on the SPSC website and emailed to registrants. BDS is how we exert […]

Garment workers fight back! China activists’ tour UK – July 2016

Join War on Want on this UK wide exciting speaker tour with an all women line up from China. Meet activists from our partner groups who have been winning battles on the ground and supporting workers’ resistance to exploitation TOUR DATES – More information, leaflets and posters on the War on Want site at http://waronwant.org/chinatour Tuesday […]

Palestine: End occupation, oppression and ethnic cleansing

#uNDC16 Conference reiterated its clear support for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in support of a call from the Palestinian people for an end to repression and the right to self determination. It will campaign for the repeal of laws like that planned by the Tory government which aim to silence support for […]

Peace talks welcome but fight for justice in Colombia goes on

#uNDC16 Colombia remains an extremely dangerous place to live for anyone who defends civil, human and workers’ rights. That was the clear message from Scotland Regional delegate Lilian Macer, who moved the composite of motions from Scotland, and Lanarkshire Health amongst others. UNISON will continue to work with Justice for Colombia and to press the Colombian […]

Colombia visit: The mothers of Soacha touched our hearts

#uNDC16 As Conference approaches the international debates today, Scottish convener Lilian Macer reports on a recent delegation to Colombia. As part of the 2015 UNISON Delegation to Colombia, regions were invited to join the delegation which was supported by Justice for Colombia. I was extremely privileged to represent Scotland on the delegation which took place from […]