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 and implementing the Race
Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
- Promoting respect for asylum seekers and humane immigration
- Combating the far right and promoting community cohesion
UNISON is committed to challenging the far right
in Scotland. They try to spread fear and distrust among communities
for political advantage. They offer no solutions to Scotland's
problems only hatred. Their lies confuse the public about serious
issues such as jobs, living conditions and strains on public services.
Recently far right organisations have used lies
about immigration as a key tool to recruit members and voters.
They have created confusion about immigration, refugees and asylum
seekers and used this to highlight their hatred for Scotland's
minority ethnic communities. These lies have become part of the
mainstream and are often presented as facts in some sections of
UNISON will challenge these lies and tell the truth
about the valuable contribution that Scotland's diverse communities
make to Scotland as a whole. This booklet forms part of UNISON's
ongoing campaign. It contains valuable information that will support
you in your work.
Scottish Secretary UNISON
Scottish Convenor UNISON
Fear of Strangers
Fear of Strangers Extreme right wing groups all
seek to build upon fear, fear of strangers, of the unknown, of
being taken over, swamped, and flooded. These powerful emotions
are used to win votes and support farright parties. They exaggerate
the facts in order to frighten people. This booklet confronts
the myths and lies.
Fascism;what is it?
Fascism is an extreme right- wing political force.
It was started by Mussolini in Italy in 1919. Fascism is based
on strong nationalism, racism, central control of the economy
and military dictatorship. Hitler based his Nazi party on it.
Small British parties have taken up these ideas, including the
British National Party (BNP), The National Front (NF), British
Peoples Party ( BPP) November 9th Society (N9S) UK Independence
Party (UKIP) and Veritas.
What do Fascists, Nazis & Racists have in common?
- They seek to inflame tensions between racial groups and communities.
- They blame foreigners and ‘outsiders' for social problems
such as unemployment and crime.
- They spread fear of a loss of a national identity.
- They spread violence and intimidation.
- They terrorise targets, such as black and minority ethnic
- They see world trade as a foreign conspiracy.
- Trade unions are seen as a threat.
- They are fiercely anti- European but maintain strong European
networks of farright parties.
What's the problem? British fascism has never been
very strong. Fascist parties such as BNP, NF, BPP & N9S are small.
When they stand for election, they get a handful of votes. They
have to date failed in every election in Scotland. So why worry
- We must not be complacent. At a time when people are fed-up
with politics, extreme parties can gain ground.
- They poison our politics. Even a small group can inject hatred
and abuse into political campaigns.
- Their poison can spread. Some of their policies get absorbed
into the more mainstream parties.
- Hostility towards Europe and attacks on asylum seekers spread
- They generate fear. They want people to be afraid. Afraid
that the country is being taken over by foreigners or that the
British way of life is under threat. They also want to terrorise
outsiders and spread racial violence.
British National Party
The BNP made the news when it captured a few council
seats in the North of England several years ago. In the 2006 English
local government elections, the BNP captured 49 seats. It supports
the ‘British Native People' although how this is defined is unclear.
It seeks to stop all inward migration and wants resettlement of
existing immigrants. On crime it calls for corporal and capital
punishments. The BNP demands withdrawal from the European Union.
It would "return our economy and land to British ownership”,
presumably by forced seizures and "the selective exclusion
of foreign-made goods".
The UK economy is based upon global trade and such
policies would cause such a catastrophe it is hard to imagine
the effect on jobs. Hatred for foreigners is at the centre of
The BNP claim to have active branches in Edinburgh
and Glasgow. They also claim to have groups in Ayrshire, Borders,
Central, Falkirk, Fife, West Lothian and Highlands & Islands.
During the 2004 European Election they fielded seven candidates,
securing 19,427 votes (1.65%).
During the 2005 General Election they fielded two
candidates in Glasgow. Scott McLean, the BNPs vice-chair stood
in the Glasgow North East constituency securing 3.24% of the vote
and Walter Hamilton, their Glasgow organiser stood in the Glasgow
Central constituency securing 2.39% of the vote.
The BNP are likely to field candidates in next years
Scottish Parliament and local government elections.
Since its high point in the 1970's, the NF has been
torn apart by internal splits. It describes itself as "Britain's
longest-lived White Nationalist Movement, poised on the brink
of the new millennium ready to mushroom again".
It has links to violent gangs and hard line Nazis.
Its race-hate politics are similar to the BNP: "Send all non-whites
back to their country of origin. The only way to live in a peaceful
society is when all members originate from the same race".
Here in Scotland, they claim to be active in Dundee,
Hamilton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, where they have unsuccessfully
stood in local government by-elections.
The 1 and the 8 comes from A and H in Adolf Hitler.
They were named in tribute to Hitler and they are indeed neo-nazis.
They were formed in 1992 as a stewarding group for
the BNP. They are a highly secretive and paranoid group that has
been linked to numerous violent racist attacks across the UK.
Like the BNP and NF, its recruiting ground has been amongst football
hooligans and skinhead gangs. Many members of the BNP and NF have
been linked to Combat 18 and their activities.
Combat 18 have also been linked to Ulster Loyalist
Terrorist Groups in the past. Combat 18's website has direct links
to Redwatch, British Peoples Party and November 9th Society. They
also have links to numerous Blood and Honour and other Combat
18 groups across Europe. They have links to worldwide nazi and
extreme right wing organisations such as Klu Klux Klan and Aryan
British People's Party (formerly known as
the White National Party)
The BPP is an extreme right wing organisation based
in West Yorkshire. They portray themselves as a ‘White Nationalist
Party' which believes that the UK is heading for total disaster
and that by the year 2060, white people will be a minority in
the UK. Of course, no academic is research available within their
web site and publications to prove such claims.
The BPP are behind the Redwatch website. This website
targets trade unionists, anti-racists and other opponents of the
far right. Redwatch and websites such as; Noncewatch, Blood and
Honour, Stormfront and VNN incite violence against antiracist
campaigners. Speaking recently in a debate in the House of Commons
on Redwatch, Angela Eagle MP said, "There appears to be
a pattern of violence which is aimed at individuals who are targeted
by this website which cannot simply be a coincidence. Hate websites
do not deserve the protection of the principles of freedom of
speech when they seek to prevent others from exercising their
democratic rights”. The anti-racist magazine Searchlight along
with UNISON has continually called for these websites to be shut
Although these websites may be hosted outside the
UK, the people who run them and provide information to them are
in the UK.
The WNP has been attempting to organise in Scotland
since the summer of 2003. The Scotsman ran an article on them
in September 2003 which highlighted their application to Glasgow
City Council for permission to hold its Campaign against Asylum
Seekers event in George Square. They anticipated that they would
be joined by 60 WNP members from all over the UK. The article
also highlighted that they would be joined by Scot's "fed up
with asylum seekers draining vital medical and social services".
Permission to stage this event was refused.
The Barrhead News has also exposed their vile campaign
against paedophiles in the area.
November 9th Society
The November 9th Society (N9S) take pride in calling
themselves as "a modern day National Socialist political party
changing the way people see Britain". These self confessed
Nazis are led by Bradford based Kevin Quinn who calls himself
their National Director.
Quinn, along with five others, pleaded guilty to
race hate charges at the Old Bailey on Friday 4 November 2005.
Quinn was sentenced to 9 months suspended for two years for the
possession of racist material.
N9S advocate idolising and the worship of Adolf
Hitler, and the policies and ideologies of the N9S are of this
In the past they applied to Renfrewshire Council,
seeking permission to stage a town centre demonstration in Paisley.
Thankfully this event did not take place. The Paisley Daily Express
when reporting on this quite rightly classed them as "scum".
Other right wing parties whilst less offensive can
seek to capitalise on similar fears.
UK Independence Party
UKIP followers believe that every aspect of our
lives is affected by an evil Brussels conspiracy. They claim that
Europe wishes to impose a ‘Napoleonic Code' on Britain, meaning
we can be; guilty until proven innocent, face unlimited detention
without charge with no right to trial by jury. So no scare-mongering
A former MEP was former Labour MP and BBC presenter
Robert Kilroy Silk. ‘Kilroy' hit the headlines prior to the 2004
European Elections for his anti-Arab and anti-Moslem views in
which he referred to Arabs as "suicide bombers, limb-amputators
and women repressors".
Kilroy left UKIP not long after his election to
the European Parliament branding some members as "bloody
right wing fascists”. In 2005 he formed a new right wing party
called Veritas (Latin for truth).
Kilroy is now an independent MEP. On possible links
with the trade union movement. Fabian Olins, Treasurer of the
British Weights and Measures Association and UKIP member said,
"A pact with the trade unions is a pact with the devil".
(UKIP annual conference, October 2003)
We're full up, we can't take any more!
The vision is frightening. Population growing outof-
hand; foreigners flooding in from across the world to take our
jobs and live well on state handouts. These are the claims of
the far right. But what is the truth?
The 2001 census is reckoned to be the most accurate
ever. The first shock was that we have been over-estimating our
population. The survey knocked off a million people! There are
58.8 million in the UK - just over 5 million (5,045,000) in Scotland.
It is projected that the population of Scotland will fall below
5 million to 4,926,000 by 2021. In 2040 it is projected that the
population will fall to 4,590,000.
The UK is home to less than 2% of the world's refugees,
around 250,000 people from around nearly 10 million worldwide.
The birth rate in Scotland has been steadily declining
and is expected to fall further. Average family sizes have already
fallen from 2 children per woman born in the 1950s to 1.6 from
They're taking our jobs!
Racist groups tend to do well when unemployment
is high. There seems a simple logic to the theory that if there
are 1,000 people out of work, then get rid of 1,000 foreigners.
The trouble with such a solution is that the economy doesn't work
like that. Economies do well when the population grows. This has
happened throughout history and all over the world.
Migrants often create new industries. Indian and
Chinese restaurants are good examples of this. Old sectors, such
as corner shops can also be given a new lease of life.
In Scotland unemployment is low (5.3% is the average
percentage across Scotland (September 2006)). In many areas the
problem is a labour shortage. Without migrants our building trade
would collapse, our catering and tourist trade would suffer and
crops would go un-harvested. The health service as we know it
would fall apart. Migrants don't just do the jobs no one else
wants. One in three doctors are from ethnic minorities.
The Asian community has many of the world's top
computer specialists. In the next eight years, Britain will need
up to half a million computer, construction and domestic workers.
Our economy and public service rely on recruiting skills from
all over the world. The tourist trade in Scotland needs to win
foreign visitors and we have to compete in the world for foreign
investment in our industry.
They keep pay low
Racists claim that if migrants didn't take jobs,
then employers would have to raise wage levels! A recent Home
Office study found that the opposite is the case.
Migrants tend to be better educated than white-
British born residents. 20% are graduates compared to 15% of the
local population. The new skills bring new opportunities. The
study concluded that " an increase in immigration of 1%… leads
to a nearly 2% increase in non-migrant wage".
They are a drain on taxes
Migrant workers actually give more than they take.
One reason for this is that most migrants are of working age.
They have finished school and are a long way from retirement.
The Home Office estimates that migrants contribute 10% more in
revenue than they receive in benefits.
Indeed if there were no foreign-born people in Britain,
taxes would need to rise by 1p in the £ or public services
would be cut. Similar research is found in Germany and the USA.
They bring crime
Right-wing groups play on fear of crime to paint
foreigners as the cause. The real root causes of crime are unemployment,
poor housing and lack of money.
It has always been the case that newcomers face
the poorest conditions and become the target for criminal gangs.
Those who arrive here through human traffickers are especially
vulnerable to exploitation. Some are forced into drugs and prostitution.
But it is the immigrant population who are the main victims of
They all head for Britain
Britain is a great place to live and work. The legacy
of the British Empire and the Commonwealth means that there are
communities all over the globe who have links to this country.
Britain is attractive to those who speak English.
But our tight immigration controls mean the UK
is not the magnet for migrants that racists would have us believe.
In the European league table for the number of asylum applications
per head of population, Britain is ninth. The greatest burden
when it comes to offering shelter to refugees falls on the developing
world, the neighbours to conflicts and tyrannical regimes. Iran
and Pakistan for example have taken in 4 million Afghans. Refugees
tend to want to go home. Britain has seen a return to Kosovo and
more recently Afghanistan once conflict has ended.
We're a soft touch
The UK gives asylum seekers less financial support
than other European countries. They are not allowed to work and
forced to rely on state support, set 30% below normal income support
They are not allowed to claim mainstream benefits. An adult receives
less than £40 a week.
They support terrorism
The worst accusation is that foreigners support
terrorism. The leaders of black and minority ethnic community
and faith groups have condemned recent terrorist attacks. Hundreds
of Muslims were killed in the 9/11 and 7/7 atrocities.
Commitment to values of family and religious belief
is much stronger amongst black and minority ethnic people than
amongst white people. Asylum seekers are fleeing persecution and
Black and minority ethnic communities have much
more to lose from international terrorism. Since the 9/11 and
7/7 atrocities, assaults on black and ethnic people have increased.
We're losing our identity
The fear of change is a powerful force. Racist groups
claim we are losing our Scottish way of life, our traditions and
our culture. What does it mean to be Scottish? Throughout its
history, Scotland has absorbed foreign cultures. We are a mix
of races and have gained strength from outside ideas and influences.
Immigration in the last fifty years has brought
new and exciting cultures. International food, music, dance and
theatre have all benefited from a multicultural Scotland. A diverse
community and workplace strengthen society and the workplace.
International trade expands as we become more confident of doing
business around the world. Compared with regions across the UK,
Scotland has a good exporting record. The most creative, dynamic
and imaginative communities celebrate diversity.
Successful companies are those that learn from others
and take up new ideas. Inward looking narrow thinking communities
and companies become stale, dull and non-competitive. They lose
trade. People who want to get on won't stay. Bright young people
will move out. This is not the sort of future Scotland needs.
Not just race
Britain's male-dominated far-right groups also feel
under threat from women and the gay movement. The far right despise
homosexuality. David Copeland, the Soho nail bomber, was a BNP
supporter. He targeted black people and gay men.
One of the most successful tactics of the far-right
has been to spread fear and disinformation, often about asylum
seekers. These are just a few of the key points on immigration
everyone should know:
Our benefit system is open to abuse by workers
from the new European Union (EU) accession states.
False. While EU law specifies equal treatment of all nationals
of EU member states in the area of benefits, this does not mean
that new arrivals here have immediate access to benefits.
Someone who has not lived and worked in the UK will
not normally have paid UK contributions, so will not be entitled
to contributory benefits such as the state pension. Income - related
benefits, tax credits and child benefit can only be claimed by
those who are either ‘habitually resident' or ‘ordinary resident'
in the UK.
Of the immigrants from accession countries registered
in the UK between May and September 2004, 95% have no dependents,
and only 2800 have tried to claim child benefit, out of 7 million
people across the UK who receive it. Of these 2800 applications
only 37% have been approved. Less than 0.3% of those receiving
homelessness benefits are immigrants from accession countries,
and this group have made only 500 applications for unemployment
benefit, of which 97% have been refused immediately.
New migrants lower wages.
Recent Home Office research suggests that wages among existing
workers have not been materially affected by immigrants. Other
research actually shows a rise.
Immigration is a drain on the economy.
Home Office research shows that existing migrants contribute £2.5
billion more in taxes than they receive in benefits like health
and education. The National Research Council found that initial
net costs to the taxpayer were very short term and concentrated
in education provision for migrants with children. The CBI back
the Home Office figure of £2.5 billion net contribution.
The First Minister has publicly suggested new managed migration
would be a positive solution for Scotland's ageing working population.
Most asylum seekers actually come from safe countries.
In fact most refugees to the UK in recent years have been from
the former Yugoslavia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Colombia,
Turkey, Iraq and Iran and China - all countries where there have
been serious conflict or grave human rights abuses.
Once asylum seekers enter Britain they never
want to go back to their country of origin.
Many refugees often go back to their country when the reasons
that forced them to leave no longer exist. Most South Africans
and Chileans who fled to Britain returned when it was safe for
them to do so. The vast majority of Kosovo Albanians have also
returned, despite the fragile situation in Kosovo.
Asylum seekers don't want to work.
Many asylum seekers have left behind businesses or skilled jobs
in their home country and are keen to start work and earn. However,
current UK legislation prohibits them from working legally in
Britain until they are granted refugee status or exceptional leave
Many UNISON branches are encountering an increasing
number of cases involving migrant workers, many in the healthcare
sector. Such workers often find themselves subject to poor rates
of pay and discriminatory conditions.
Most migrant workers come to this country having
pursued advertisements in their home country for employment here.
They hope to better their position and provide an improved standard
of living for themselves and their families. Many leave dependant
children at home in care of a partner or other family members.
There are many issues for migrant workers to contend
with. Above all they need to know their rights and that there
is a union they can join which will help them.
UNISON Overseas Nurses Network was set up by UNISON
over 2 years ago in recognition of the needs of the overseas health
workers in Scotland. The network started with 6 members and now
we have over 600 all over Scotland. The network was set up as
an information point, a social contact and information exchange
point for us all, so that we can learn from each other. The UNISON
Overseas Nurses Network is truly a success story. It was the first
network of its type in UNISON.
UNISON Welfare has recently produced guide lines
for supporting migrant workers. They include:
- An outline of some issues for migrant workers and the barriers
to getting help
- General information on UNISON Welfare services and how we
can help branches to support migrant workers
- An explanation of the recent changes to UNISON Welfare's criteria
for financial assistance to help support migrant workers
Copies of this document can be found at: http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/B2757.pdf
Recognising and Challenging Racism in the Workplace
The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 widened
and strengthened the anti-discriminatory provisions of the 1976
Race Relations Act (RRA 1979). It also added a new enforceable
duty on key public bodies to promote race equality. The Act fulfilled
a recommendation made by the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report,
and extends coverage of the RRA 1976 to the functions of public
authorities in general.
In March 2002 the Scottish Executive approved specific
duties in order to help public authorities' better meet the general
duties laid out in the Act. All public authorities had to publish
a first Race Equality Scheme (RES) and education authorities a
Race Equality Policy (REP) by November 2002 and hereafter three
In July 2004 the Commission for Racial Equality
(CRE) issued "minded letters” to 21 authorities which it
believed were not meeting their legal duties under the Act. The
new schemes were due in November 2005.
UNISON Scotland's position
UNISON has consistently pressed employers to recognise
and challenge racism in the workplace. The Race Relations (Amendment)
Act 2000 is part of the Government's response to the Stephen Lawrence
inquiry. It requires employers to promote good race relations
and monitor the ethnic composition of staff.
UNISON is continuing to work with employers to develop
a clear strategy and programme of work to implement their new
duties. We are also pressing for the law to be extended to private
In 2001 a UNISON commissioned UK -wide survey by
Labour Research Department revealed that:
- Black and minority ethnic people are still under-represented
in the workplace.
- Employers claimed to have equal opportunities policies, but
these did not translate into practice.
- Employers did not necessarily review equalities policies or
set targets to deal with the under-representation of black/minority
- Many black and minority ethnic workers faced abuse/ harassment
from the public.
What does the Act mean in your workplace?
- Outlaws discrimination (direct, indirect and victimisation)
in public authority functions not covered by the 1976 Act and
- Defines "public authority” widely, as in the Human Rights
Act, for the purpose of outlawing discrimination, including
public functions delivered by private firms. There are only
- Places a general duty on specified public authorities to
work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination, and
to promote equality.
- Empowers the Scottish Executive to impose specific duties
on some/all public authorities on the general duty to promote
- Gives the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) powers to enforce
specific duties imposed on public authorities.
- Gives the CRE powers to issue Codes of Practice to provide
guidance on the Act.
- Allows race discrimination cases against education bodies
to go directly to a sheriff, without a 2 month "cooling
- Makes chief police officers vicariously liable for acts of
discrimination carried out by their officers - costs or expenses
awarded as a result of a claim to be paid by the police authority.
- Removes the powers of a Minister to issue conclusive certificates
that racial discrimination was done for the purposes of national
security and was not unlawful.
What is a race equality scheme (RES)?
A RES is effectively a strategy, and a timetabled and realistic
action plan. It should summarise a public authority's approach
to race equality and its corporate aims. It should also say how
the authority plans to carry out each part of the specific duty,
in other words, it contains arrangements for:
- Assessing, consulting on, and monitoring its functions and
policies for any adverse impact on promoting race equality;
- Publishing the results;
- Making sure the public have access to its services; and
- Training staff.
The scheme itself should be:
- Time-tabled and realistic
- Organised around achieving results
- And should include routine monitoring by ethnic group of,
amongst others, employees and applicants for employment training
The First Minister Jack McConnell launched the Fresh Talent Initiative
with a statement to the Scottish Parliament on 25th February 2004.
Scotland's population is falling and it is declining at a faster
rate than anywhere else in Europe.
- By 2009 it will fall below 5 million.
- By 2027 there could be a quarter of a million fewer people
of working age in Scotland.
The key aims of the Fresh Talent Initiative are:
- To retain home-grown talent,
- To encourage Scots who have moved away to come back and work
- And to attract people who are completely new to Scotland -
from the rest of the UK, from the EU and further field.
Speaking at the 2004 STUC Congress, the First Minister used his
keynote speech to drive home the need to encourage greater immigration
to Scotland and fight racism against refugees and asylum seekers.
He said, "Welcoming new people to Scotland does not threaten
Scots, their jobs or their way of life. New talent will help us
grow the economy, create new jobs and give us the full employment
that is already within our grasp”.
A Warm Scottish Welcome
The Scottish economy relies on a thriving tourist trade. The
tourism industry depends upon attracting visitors. But those with
a different coloured skin or a strange name don't always get the
warm welcome they deserve.
We are a global society and rely on international trade. The
Irish built our hospitals after the war; Asian doctors and Afro-Caribbean
nurses cared for our patients. We now depend on upon carers from
the Philippines and cleaners from all over the world for the maintenance
of our health service. It is the racists who are the odd ones
out. For Scotland to thrive we need a more diverse and welcoming
society. There is no room for racists in Scotland. Let's give
them the cold shoulder.
How can UNISON and UNISON members stop far right groups spreading
their hatred in Scottish workplaces and communities?
Tell the truth
The lies spread by far right groups must be answered. This booklet
tackles the main myths.
Recruit and organise
Bad employers will exploit workers who lack trade union support
and who do not know their employment rights. The answer is not
to blame the workers but to recruit and organise them. UNISON
Scotland's Overseas Nurses Network is a classic example of how
to recruit and organise.
Racism has no place in workplaces and communities across Scotland.
UNISON must champion victims of discrimination. We should also
press employers to adopt recruitment and promotion practices that
treat everyone equally.
Trade Unions are working to establish black workers self-organised
support groups. When racism occurs it must be challenged. UNISON
branches should ensure that their employer meets their obligations
under the Race Relations Amendment Act (2000).
Racism flourishes when it is unchallenged. Please use the information
in this booklet to attack racism. There are many organisations
working hard to combat racism as well as UNISON. They would welcome
Terms can confuse. The media hardly helps explain
the truth. Descriptions of groups are often mixed up to mislead.
Here is a brief glossary.
Those who come to the UK mainly for work, intending to stay
at least a year.
Those who come in order to settle.
- Asylum seekers
Those who apply for protection under the United Nations Convention
on the Status of Refugees.
Those who have been granted asylum. The term tends to attract
public support. Images of people fleeing torture and war touch
- Economic migrants
Those seeking a better life abroad. Just as many Scots
did - immigrating to America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,
South Africa and almost everywhere else!
- Exchange workers
These are special schemes. Exchanges are organised so that experiences
can be gained from another country.
- Foreign Students
The education system in Scotland has long attracted many students
from abroad. They can work providing it doesn't exceed more
than 20 hours per week and doesn't interfere with their studies.
- Posted workers
These are non-European nationals who work for European companies
who are ‘posted' to work in the UK or another European country.
- Seasonal Agriculture Workers
Many farms across Scotland rely on seasonal workers from
abroad. Such workers must leave at the end of three months or
by 30 November.
- Work Permits
These give permission to UK employers to recruit named people
from a country outside of Europe. The worker must remain in
that employment for no more than five years.
- European Nationals
That's us by the way! The media often call European workers,
migrants and even asylum seekers! Like us, workers across Europe
have the freedom to travel and work within the European Union.
This freedom of movement is essential to our economy. Some 70%
of Scottish exports go to Europe. Many of our leading firms
are part of European companies. Thousands of Scottish workers
benefit from these rights.
- Holiday Workers
People on holiday in Scotland have some limited rights to work
whilst they are here. There are tight restrictions. Australian
bar workers are often amongst this group.
In Germany first they came for the Communists, and I didn't
speak up, because I was not a communist. Then they came for
the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak up,
because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and there
was no one left to speak up for me.
Pastor Martin Niemoller, 1945
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Glasgow G3 6NG
Show Racism the Red Card
1-3 Woodside Crescent
Glasgow G3 7UJ
Searchlight (International anti-fascist magazine)
PO Box 1576
Ilford IG5 ONG
Commission for Racial Equality (Scotland)
The Tun 12 Jackson's Entry (off Holyrood Road)
Edinburgh EH8 8JP
Scottish Refugee Council
5 Cadogan Square
Glasgow G2 7PH
Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance
30 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG
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