Friday, 4 September 2015

Refugees welcome here say UNISON delegates

UNISON delegates from local government branches across Scotland took time out from their conference in Glasgow today to say "Refugees welcome here".

UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby welcomed the leadership shown by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and opposition leader Kezia Dugdale as they united in the Scottish Parliament to pledge humanitarian support.

Mike had issued a stark warning back in April about the crisis and UK government inaction. “This lack of action gives succour to traffickers seeking to exploit people in desperate situations in pursuit of profit. We cannot allow these people to exploit our Government’s inaction.”

“We must go even further than this and raise awareness of the combination of factors that cause people to turn to traffickers in the first place.”

How you can help
This Positive Action in Housing briefing gives branches an indication of some immediate actions you can take in political campaigning and in supporting emergency assistance.

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