Anti-Racism

manyculturesUNISON is at the forefront of campaigning against racism in Scotland. UNISON members care for the whole community – we won’t allow racists to wreck Scotland’s economic and cultural future.

We have adopted three key objectives: – Tackling racism in the workforce/effective implementation of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 – Promoting respect for asylum seekers and humane immigration rules – Combating the far right and promoting community cohesion

We have a comprehensive action plan to address these objectives. Actions to improve member and community awareness, negotiating meaningful race equality schemes with employers and challenging the BNP.

UNISON members will not set aside their social work values in supporting asylum seekers

Inez Kirk
UNISON will step up support for local government workers who assist asylum seekers in the face of diminishing council budgets,coupled ...

Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice

Colin Turbett
Activists who attended Sunday’s lunchtime fringe meeting “Social work against the state attack on asylum and refuge” heard powerful presentations ...

March Against Racism 17 March Glasgow

March Against Racsim
UNISON Scotland, EIS and the STUC are backing Stand Up To Racism's #MarchAgainstRacism on United Nations Anti-Racism Day on Saturday ...

Stand Up to Racism events 3 Feb and 17 March

Stand Up to Racism
On February 3rd in Glasgow our 'Confronting the rise of Racism, Islamophobia & Anti-Semitism’ conference will discuss how we can ...

St Andrew’s Day rallies: Educate, agitate, organise, and reject the politics of hate

Glasgow St Andrew's Day Rally
UNISON members were out in Glasgow and Aberdeen today in the traditional Scottish Trades Union Congress St Andrews' Day marches ...

Stand up to racism 25 Nov Edinburgh and Glasgow

No racism
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is supporting the 'No to Racism, No to Islamophobia! Football for All!' anti-racism event ...

Hate crime has no place in schools, colleges or society at large

Brenda Aitchison
#stuc2017 The STUC will act to tackle racial and religious prejudice and bigotry in schools colleges and society. It will ...

Standing up for workers’ rights and against racism

Naomi Junnor
#stuc17 The STUC says it is time to turn the tide against the racist, misogynistic, disablist and other divisive language ...

Keep racism out of the election

Stand Up To Racism
Stand Up to Racism Scotland is calling for days of action to keep racism out of the council and general ...

Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

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Ten years on from UNISON Scotland and BASW Scotland’s  first ever guide for social workers on ethical working with asylum ...

St Andrew’s Day rallies against racism 26 November

Aberdeen St Andrew's Day Rally
STUC St Andrew’s Day 2016 - Rallies in Glasgow and #WeAreAberdeen Glasgow: 'No Racism: Protecting Rights, Defending Communities’ Saturday 26 ...

UNISON members bring hope to refugees

Norah Ademeyo
#ulgc16 In a moving debate, local government delegates made it clear that UNISON welcomes refugees and UNISON will take steps ...