Tag Archives: international

UNISON Scotland Auschwitz tour to remember Holocaust heroine

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 – the only Scottish woman known to have died in the concentration camp. The tour – which will be undertaken by UNISON representatives from across Scotland […]

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

#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 to cease arms sales to Turkey whilst they continue to attack Kurdish communities in Syria, and to raise with Turkey the need to withdraw from […]

Trade unions take lead in BDS to defend Palestinian rights

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, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Delegates backed action to lobby governments at Westminster and Holyrood to end the widespread and systematic human rights violations suffered by […]

Defending democracy in Catalonia

#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 to achieve this. All affiliates and Trades Unions Councils are asked to proactively link up with their equivalents in Catalonia – working to strengthen solidarity […]

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 dispossession of Palestinians. Each council in Scotland is allocated to one of the 11 pension fund administrators. Click here for a list of the allocation of councils to […]

Defend Catalan Democracy: National Demonstration 14 April

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1030888900391498/ “We, the undersigned, recognise the fundamental and inalienable rights of all peoples across the world to self-determination and condemn in the strongest possible terms the authoritarian actions […]

Scottish International Committee Sao Paulo Appeal 2018

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 women from the FERAESP union (Federation of Rural Workers of the State of Sao Paulo) told us that support for building and resourcing a union […]

International: US ups the stakes against Nicaragua

News from the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group on the NICA act. They will be lobbying MPs and political parties over the coming weeks, and hope that members will support their campaign. Click here or on the graphic for a briefing. Almost forty years on from the US-backed contra war against Nicaragua, a war which cost 30,000 lives and […]

UNISON support for B’Tselem human rights group

UNISON has links with and has resourced projects promoted by B’Tselem. B’Tselem is the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories works to end Israel’s occupation in acknowledgment of the fact that ending the occupation regime is the only way to forge a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality […]

Trump’s irresponsible Jerusalem decision risks peace process

UNISON Scotland’s International Committee has condemned the Trump administration’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in contravention of United Nations resolutions. UNISON Scotland has long been part of the campaign for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, to live free from occupation and repression and to have the right […]