Tag Archives: international

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 […]

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 […]