Tag Archives: human rights

UNISON backs Scotland Declaration on Human Rights

UNISON Scotland has added its name as a supporter of a Scotland Declaration on Human Rights (see below) as developed by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), supported by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The move was backed by delegates from […]

STUC backs UNISON’s call for Fair Work, Equalities and Human Rights

#STUC2016 UNISON Scotland convener Lilian Macer won STUC Congress support for UNISON’s call for a campaign against the repeal of the Human Rights Act. The motion condemned the UK Government for its many direct and indirect attacks on human rights, including the Trade Union Bill, the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act and its failure […]

Briefing 073 Policy: Trade Union Bill Update – Jan 2016

Briefing 073 Policy: Trade Union Bill Update – Jan 2016 KEY POINTS:  The Bill is with the House of Lords after passing through the Commons with some amendments.  Scottish Parliament opposes the Bill, but unlike Wales no LCM passed yet.  Scottish Government and employers opposed.  Human rights challenge may allow Scottish […]

Simple Minds called to campaign for world cup workers in Qatar

Date: Friday 18 December 2015 UNISON, Scotland’s biggest trade union, has written to the Scottish band Simple Minds asking they speak out for migrant workers rights in Qatar. UNISON supports the TUC Fair Play for Qatar campaign which is highlighting the poor working conditions of migrant workers who are building football stadiums and infrastructure for […]

Beat the Anti Trade Union Bill

Beat the Anti Trade Union Bill from Scotland in UNISON Dec 2015 We should call the Trade Union Bill exactly what it is, an antiunion bill, Scottish UNISON branches were told in a campaign briefing at the union’s Scottish Council. Peter Hunter, regional manager, told delegates: “A Trade Union Bill would set out measures empowering […]

Human Rights Inquiry Response

UNISON Scotland’s response to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee’s call for evidence for its Human Rights Inquiry http://www.unison-scotland.org/library/UNISONHumanRightsResponseNov15-1.pdf

Trade union rights are human rights

from Scotland in UNISON Nov 2015 UNISON members  from across Scotland and the  UK descended on Parliament on 2 November to lobby MPs against the undemocratic Trade Union Bill. By the time you get this issue of SiU, MPs will have already voted on the bill’s final reading before it goes to the Lords. The lobbying […]