18 May 2011

http://www.unison.org.uk/international/pages_view.asp?did=12934

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Amnesty International made a number of awards for outstanding achievements in defending human rights. UNISON was proud to be included in the roll of honour for its work on the Philippines.

In a light-hearted ceremony some very serious work in defence of human rights around the globe was acknowledged.

UNISON was congratulated for its work in raising awareness of human rights violations in the Philippines. This included working with Amnesty International UK in providing opportunities for human rights defenders in the Philippines to come to Europe to raise awareness of the situation in their country. UNISON was also commended for working with overseas filipino workers (OFWs) in the UK in realising their rights.

Branch international officers, Louise Giblin and Kaila McCulloch from Scotland, received the award on behalf of UNISON at Amnesty’s annual conference in Belfast.