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UNISON Scotland
International seminar - 1 September 2007 - West Campbell Street, Glasgow

Click here for registration details (Word doc) for the UNISON Scotland International Seminar, this was mailed to Branches and International Officers.

There is no charge for International Committee, NEC or Scottish Council Officers and only a very modest charge for branch delegates. Please can you register ASAP and encourage as many of your colleagues to come too.

So far we have speakers from:

  • Justice for Columbia - Pat Stuart of T&GWU GC who has been to Columbia recently Abdullah Muhsin, International representative of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers
  • Tom Hedley - Chair Amnesty Trade Union Group TBC
  • Speaker from UNISON's national International Department

Please also find below an Amnesty alert on Iran.

Simon Macfarlane Regional Officer
UNISON 14 West Campbell Street
Glasgow G2 6RX
Tel: 0845 355 0845
Fax: (0141) 331 1203
Textphone: (0141) 248 3981
Email: s.macfarlane@unison.co.uk

Take Action for Imprisoned Iranian Trade Unionists

Today, 9 August, is the global action day called by the International Trade Union Confederation and the International Transport Workers Federation to demand the release of jailed Iranian trade unionists' Mansour Ossanloo and mahmoud Salehi. Events will take place around the world, and Amnesty has issued a Public Statement supporting the Action Day.

You can find out more on the web site at www.amnesty.org.uk/tradeunions.

Please TAKE ACTION to demand the immediate release of Mansour and Mahmoud Please sign our online action NOW at www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=308

Please circulate this action as widely as you are able - or create a link from your own website.

Best regards

Shane Enright
Trade Union Campaigns Manager
Amnesty International UK Section
Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA
+ 44 (0) 20 7033 1569