UNISON Scotland International CommitteeUNISON Scotland’s International Committee builds on the trade union movement’s long history of solidarity with other workers around the world. These pages bring news and updates on the Committee’s work. You can also find news and links on our Facebook page.

Letter of support for Colombian national strike

President of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón Casa de Nariño - Carrera 8 No.7-26 Bogotá – Colombia Friday, 27 May 2016 Dear President Santos, We are writing ... Read More

Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions – Israel

International Committee Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions – Israel Action List Q : What is Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (often referred to as BDS) of Israel?  A: In 2005 over 170 ... Read More

International Workers Memorial Day

workers memorial day
Staff at UNISON Scotland gathered to recognise International Workers Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who have died or been injured at work. Dave Watson, head of policy and public ... Read More

Right to choose is a class issue

Davena Rankin
#STUC16 The last business in a rushed afternoon was the emergency motion on abortion. Because of the time restriction, UNISON’s Davena Rankin limited her speech to just one aspect of ... Read More

STUC backs progressive movements in South America

Sam Macartney
#STUC16 The STUC sent out a clear message today that we should be backing democratically elected governments in South America against a ‘corporate-wealth’ right wing backlash. Moving UNISON’s emergency motion, ... Read More

STUC to back Palestinian students

Sam Macartney
#STUC16 The STUC will seek talks with Scottish Universities Support Palestinian Students (SUSPS) with a view to giving active support to a revised initiative and encourage unions to back the ... Read More

Colombia needs our solidarity! 7.30 21 April Edinburgh

7.30 pm Thursday 21 April White Horse bar, 266 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AA with Lilian Macer, Convenor of UNISON Scottish Council reporting on her visit to the country and her ... Read More

Trade unions call for a low carbon Scotland

Press Release
NOTE TO PICTURE DESKS: Photocall 12.30pm Monday. Details below. Trade unions are today (Monday 18 April) calling for strong action on climate change, with policies to support workers affected in ... Read More


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