Middle East/North Africa
UNISON has clear policy on Palestine and the Middle East peace process as set out in several National Delegate Conference (NDC) motions over the past few years.
UNISON opposes the violation of trade union rights in Iran and stands in solidarity with Iranian workers fighting for their fundamental right to freedom of association and the right to organise. UNISON will continue to highlight the violation of trade union and human rights in Iran at the highest level, and campaign for workers to have their rights respected.
UNISON opposed the war in Iraq and has called for an end to the occupation. But UNISON believes that Iraqi trade unions have an important role to play in the democratic evolution of the country.
Western Sahara has been called Africa’s last colony. It was illegally occupied by Morocco in 1975, after the Spanish withdrew, in defiance of the United Nations which recognised the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination.
Middle East/North Africa news
UNISON LGBT conference send video message to Israel saying not fooled by country's pro-gay stance (13/12/2012)
UNISON president issues statement in relation to violence in Gaza (16/11/2012)
MEPs to vote to give Israel easier access to EU markets. Tell them Israel must respect international law first. Act now! (11/10/2012)
Palestine Solidarity Campaign annual lobby of MPs Wed 28 November. Find out how to join the lobby (24/09/2012)
Labour Start campaign to free general secretary of Moroccan dockers' union held on unfounded charges (11/09/2012)
If you're at the TUC in Brighton you are invited to Palestine Solidarity Campaign fringe on Tues 11 Sept (15/08/2012)
Leaders of sugarworkers union come under renewed police pressure as crackdown on trade union activists escalates. Act Now! (27/07/2012)
Call to take action in support of Iranian labour activists detained for trying to organise workers (10/07/2012)
UNISON affiliates to Committee for Defence of the Iranian Peoples' Rights (CODIR) and urges branches to support (10/07/2012)
Urge the Bahraini authorities to immediately release on bail Bahraini Teachers' Association president (09/02/2012)