Blog: UNISON remains proudly internationalist

This week I’ve been at the European Public Services Union (EPSU) Congress in Dublin, working alongside a dedicated and passionate UNISON delegation. At a time when there are so many who seek to turn our societies in on each other, I am proud that UNISON remains proudly internationalist. As the biggest affiliate to EPSU, our union plays an incredibly important role in deciding the priorities of a Europe-wide Union, ensuring that our values and principles – on issues as diverse as anti-privatisation and gender equality – are heard on a global stage. Likewise, our membership of global public services union PSI – of which I am proud to serve as member – ensures that from fighting Ebola to supporting Palestinian workers, the priorities of UNISON members are amplified, by joining their voices with trade unionists from around the world. Understandably – given the current uncertainty which surrounds it – Brexit was an important topic at this week’s conference. Yet as I said in my keynote address on Tuesday, neither EPSU nor UNISON can ever accept a no deal Brexit. And neither will we allow a hard border to return to the island of Ireland – or any attacks on the equality of citizenship that is at the heart of the Good Friday agreement. Meanwhile, vital international work continues at an international level which changes lives and confronts injustice. Whether it’s the mistreatment of the Palestinian people, attacks on migrant...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Nathan E. Jespersen, Cedric Leyrat, Francine C. Gérard, Jean-Marie Bourhis, Danielle Blondel, Marc Jamin, Elisar BarbarAbstractThe rabies and Ebola viruses recruit the highly conserved host protein LC8 for their own reproductive success. In vivo knockouts of the LC8 recognition motif within the rabies virus phosphoprotein (RavP) result in completely non-lethal viral infections. In this work, we examine the molecular role LC8 plays in viral lethality. We show that RavP and LC8 co-localize in rabies infected cells, and tha...
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The V920 Ebola Zaire vaccine (Ervebo, Merck) protects against Ebola virus disease caused by Zaire Ebola virus in at-risk adults aged 18 years or older.International Approvals
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New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.
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The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on Friday.
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Ebola is infecting and killing people in a gold mining area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the "complex and dangerous" outbreak still constitutes an international emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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UN says deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
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Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, WHO's director-general says.
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The so-called Merck vaccine was approved his afternoon and is likely to get a full marketing licence from the European Commission within a few weeks.
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The world's first Ebola vaccine was recommended for approval by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "triumph for public health" that would save many lives.
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Diagnostic is intended for use on people with symptoms or suspected of having died from the virus
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