UNISON Scotland International CommitteeUNISON Scotland’s International Committee builds on the trade union movement’s long history of solidarity with other workers around the world. These pages bring news and updates on the Committee’s work. You can also find news and links on our Facebook page.

UNISON Scotland Auschwitz tour to remember Holocaust heroine

Press Release
UNISON activists are embarking on a study tour to Auschwitz on Wednesday (25 April) to raise awareness of the atrocities of the Holocaust and also to honour Jane Haining – ... Read More

Time for UK to condemn Turkey’s terrorism against the Kurds

Stephen Smellie
#stuc2018 Congress backed UNISON’s emergency motion and condemned the invasion of Afrin in Syria by Turkey and assorted militias, including former Al-Qaida and ISIS fighters. It will press the UK Government ... Read More

Trade unions take lead in BDS to defend Palestinian rights

Sam Macartney
Congress expressed condemnation of Israel’s attack on human rights and reaffirmed its support for the people of Palestine in their fight for justice and confirmed the STUC’s support for Boycott, ... Read More

Defending democracy in Catalonia

Jim McFarlane
#stuc18 Congress agreed a motion on defending democracy in Catalonia that called for the immediate release and acquittal of all political prisoners, and pledged political pressure in Holyrood and Westminster ... Read More

International Workers Memorial Day 2018 remember the dead fight for the living

International Workers Memorial Day 2018 remember the dead fight for the living
On 28 April each year - International Workers’ Memorial Day - we remember the dead and fight for the living. This year's theme is 'unionised workplaces are safer workplaces'. See ... Read More

Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions – Pension Funds

International Committee launches 'Time to Divest' camopaign to stop council pension funds investing in corporations are increasingly directly involved or complicit in Israel’s illegal occupation, in the torture, oppression and ... Read More

Defend Catalan Democracy: National Demonstration 14 April

Defend Catalan Democracy
UNISON Scotland is backing this demonstration on Saturday 14 April at 1pm at the Buchanan Street Steps, Glasgow. The union signed the statement below. More details at "We, the ... Read More

Scottish International Committee Sao Paulo Appeal 2018

Brazil Delegation
Following the success of the Scottish International Committee delegation to Brazil in 2017, we have launched an appeal to raise £5,000 for a trade union resource centre there. The local ... Read More


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