UNISON has a proud tradition of international activity and has
supported many international causes over the years.
So why does UNISON get involved in international activity?
You probably take for granted the right to access this website,
to meet and discuss work problems or politics. But trade unionists
in many other countries risk intimidation and even death for active
membership in a union.
Solidarity - joining together with others who share a common interest
- is the very basis of trade unionism, and it shouldn't stop at
Britain's economy and political system are interdependent with
Europe and the rest of the world. It is vital, therefore, that UNISON
works with sister trade unions in other countries and through key
international organisations to promote and protect its members'
interests and concerns
UNISON Scotland international priorities
UNISON Scotland has an international committee which is elected
every year by delegates to Scottish Council. It sets priorities
for the union's international work in Scotland. Its current priorities
more information on UNISON Scotland international activity click
The branch also has a post of international officer, currently
held by Bob Slessor. The branch can identify its own priorities
for international work, within the priorities of UNISON Scotland,
or can propose new priorities by taking a motion to Scottish Council.
To find out more about two recent issues supported by the branch
click on the links on the right of this page.