Tag Archives: international

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 […]

UNISON Scotland Statement on Catalonia

We respect the right of self determination of all peoples. We respect the right of the Catalan people to self-determination, and to decide for themselves their own future political, social and economic institutions and forms of representation. That as Spain is itself a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – […]

Case studies of workers in the shoe industry

The Labour Behind the Label campaign, supported by UNISON Scotland, aims to raise awareness of the dangerous working conditions and exploitation of garment workers producing goods sold on our high streets. UNISON activists and Labour MSP Neil Findlay will hand over a Labour Behind the Label petition to the Schuh head office in Livingston on Mon […]


Sam Macartney reports on Aleida Guevara’s visit to Scotland:  On Saturday 11 November 2017 I had the great pleasure and honour to speak on behalf of UNISON Scotland at the STUC as one of the speakers at Aleida’s speaking tour and her visit to Scotland. The speaking tour is to commemorate Aleida’s father Che and […]

Havana Glasgow Film Festival – and our friend Chris Bartter

UNISON is proud to promote the Havana Glasgow Film Festival running from 9 – 12 November 2017. Our involvement in the Festival was through our friend, comrade and former colleague Chris Bartter. For those of you who are not aware, tragically Chris died suddenly on Saturday 28 October. This was a tremendous shock to us all. (See […]

Climate Change Bill Consultation Response

    UNISON is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and we support the submission from SCCS. We outline some of UNISON’s important priorities in the next section – such as the public sector leading by example and the Just Transition to a low carbon economy – but we start with the […]

People Power film festival returns to Scottish cities

 Take One Action, the UK’s leading global change film festival, returns to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness this autumn, bringing some of the most acclaimed films of the year about the big issues of our time, from social inequality and women’s empowerment to workers’ rights and climate change. Celebrating the people and the movies that […]

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, […]

Trade unions urged to support activists acting within BDS policy

#stuc2017 Congress agreed to remit Aberdeen Trade Union Council’s two motions on Palestine in favour of a robust General Council statement reinforcing the STUC’s support for the Palestinian people and for the campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) The statement pledged to encourage affiliates with BDS policies to support members through financial, legal and […]