Campaigning organisations and charities, such
as Oxfam, Christian Aid, ACTSA, SCIAF and the World Development
Movement, have identified how they can campaign together to
urge the UK Government to commit to the following policies,
all of which UNISON has called for in the past:
Demonstration/Rally - Edinburgh - 2 July
UNISON Scotland has agreed to support the
mobilisation for the event in Edinburgh on 2 July.
Key events on 2nd July
• Forming a giant human white band around
Edinburgh, challenging the G8 to take action
• Sending messages directly to the G8
on 2 storey high MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY letters
• Hearing campaigners from across the
globe sending a clear challenge to the G8
Members should keep in touch with their Branch
International Officer to find out how they can participate.
UNISON's Scottish Council also supports the
G8 Alternatives coalition and the blockade of Faslane on 4
July organised by Scottish CND and Trident Ploughshares.
International Day School
Are you interested in finding out more about
the UNISON Scotland International Committee's work? Are you
a new Branch International Officer? Do you want to know:
How to get involved in the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY
campaign and build membership support for the 2 July in Edinburgh?
What's happening in Palestine, Cuba and Southern
If so, why not attend a Day School being arranged
Saturday 21 May 2005
City of Glasgow Branch Offices
One of our key partners, War on Want, will lead
sessions on Palestine and Southern Africa. Members of our
NEC and the Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign will lead the
session on Cuba.
Twinning with Cuba
In November last year Mike Kirby, Scottish Convenor,
arranged a visit to Scotland of a Cuban trade unionist from
a Health Workers' union. UNISON Scotland welcomed the opportunity
to discuss closer links between UNISON Scotland and that union
(SNTS) in the Holguin region. As a first step, a draft protocol
for a Twinning Agreement has been produced and an initially
favourable response has been received.
Emails covering a range of international trade
union/social justice issues are received by UNISON Scotland.
It is possible to forward these. If you would like to go on
our email list, please contact Michael MacNeil with your email
If you would like to know more about any of
UNISON's international work, please contact:
Secretary - UNISON Scotland International Committee
14 West Campbell Street
0800 7777 006