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 national borders.

international[1]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.

The North West Regional International Committee meets at least 3 times a year.  The committee overseas the regions international work.  In recent years the region has been actively working with solidarity organisations on many projects for example:


  • The Middle East remains an important part of our work.  We work closely with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign.


  • Community H.E.A.R.T. (Health Education And Reconstruction Training) is a UK based Registered Charity, set up to overcome the awful legacy of apartheid South Africa. Together with their partners in South Africa they give priority to health, education and reconstruction training projects based on the principle of self-help.
  • TULIP is a project network of 14 partners funded under the Leonardo strand of the European Socrates Programme. It was launched in December 2007 to facilitate the exchange and transfer of models of cooperation between Trade Unions and Universities in the delivery of work based lifelong learning (WLLL) to Trade Union members/employees.UNISON is the project contractorClick here to visit the TULIP Website





Who to Contact on International Issues

Eddy Redmond
Telephone:  0161 254 7500
Email: [email protected]

David McKnight
Email: [email protected]
Where can I find out more?

For more details Please visit our National Website