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.

Reports from UNISON delegation to Palestine

Sam Macartney, chair of UNISON Scotland's International Committee, is part of a UNISON delegation to Palestine and Israel. He is sending live reports to the UNISON Scotland blog. Check them ... Read More

Simple Minds called to campaign for world cup workers in Qatar

Simple Minds called to campaign for world cup workers in Qatar
Date: Friday 18 December 2015 UNISON, Scotland’s biggest trade union, has written to the Scottish band Simple Minds asking they speak out for migrant workers rights in Qatar. UNISON supports ... Read More

Simple Minds – Qatar

Play Fair Quatar
Open letter from Sam Macartney, chair of UNISON Scotland International Committee to Scottish band Simple Minds Dear Simple Minds QATAR CONCERT I write to you in my capacity as the ... Read More

UNISON calls for Robert Gordon University to remove Donald Trump’s honorary degree

UNISON calls for Robert Gordon University to remove Donald Trump's honorary degree
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015 UNISON members working at Robert Gordon University have written to the Principal, Professor Prondzynski, calling on him to remove Donald Trump's honorary degree because he is reported to have ... Read More

Scotland welcomes refugees

Refugees welcome here
A message from chair and secretary of UNISON Scotland International Committee Hello Colleagues 17 November 2015: As a plane of Syrian refugees is about to land in Glasgow today Sam ... Read More

International Newsletter Autumn 2015

International Newsletter Autumn 2015
Glenrothes to London - How are our pensions invested? To ensure success for the BDS movement (boycott disinvestment sanctions) against Israel; Sam Macartney urged trade unions and civil rights groups ... Read More

UK unions must stand with their Turkish and Kurdish brothers and sisters at this time

Solidarity with Turkish trade unionists
The trade union confederations in Turkey, KESK and DISK, along with the Engineers and Architects Association and the Medical Association organised the demonstration and rally in Ankara on Saturday which ... Read More

International Newsletter Summer 2015

International Newsletter Summer 2015
Scottish International Committee Calls for Action against Pensions fund investments into Israeli Arms Trade Report by Sam Macartney & Mick Napier Help re-build the Kobane Health Sector Scotland Against TTIP ... Read More


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