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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Another world is possible

This was the theme of a joint UNISON Scotland and North West international seminar in Glasgow yesterday. Delegates heard the optimism of young Cuban trade unionists, the ongoing struggle against the continuing human disaster of Bhopal, the human cost of the sweatshops that make our clothes and the arguments against austerity across Europe. "It's a robbery not a recession", delegates were told.
   Whatever the independence referendum result, the seminar underlined that working people in Scotland, the North West of England and indeed across the world have far more in common with each other than with the rich exploiters in their home countries or regions. The real division is between rich and poor, the powerful and the dispossessed, with the need to fight the inequality that transcends borders. See report on UNISON Scotland blog http://unison-scotland.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/unison-scotland-and-north-west-join-for.html