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International News

Louise Giblin is SEPA UNISON Branch International Officer and is based in the Shetland office.

If you are interested in international issues please contact her on [email protected] to join the distribution list.

Scottish International Committee's newsletter Summer 2015

SIC_NL Summer 2015.pdf (PDF — 2 MB)

The main task of the International Officer is to identify International Trade Union issues and causes where SEPA UNISON can provide solidarity and support. 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 doesn’t stop at national borders.

SEPA UNISON International Work:

SEPA UNISON is affiliated to the Cuba Solidarity campaign (CSC), Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC) and Amnesty International (AIUK).

Cuba Solidarity Campaign is the British campaign for the defence of Cuba and its peoples' right to self-determination and national sovereignty. For further information regarding this campaign go to

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign is a broad-based campaign in solidarity with the people of Venezuela.

For further information regarding this campaign go to

Amnesty International UK

Amnesty International is a campaigning organisation which aims to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. For further information regarding AIUK’s work go to

SEPA UNISON members can also find out more about UNISON’s International work by going to the following dedicated page on the UNISON Scotland Website:

UNISON Branch International Regional Officers and Scottish Venezuela Solidarity Campaign also have Facebook pages, of which I am the originator and an administrator. You can also follow the SEPA UNISON branch on twitter @SEPAUNISON.

Louise Giblin SEPA UNISON International Officer