Directly following the annual St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March and Rally on Saturday (29th November) the STUC will hold a charity football tournament which brings together teams from a range of community groups- including refugees - and political parties. This match has a clear anti-racist message and will raise money for the Bhopal Medical Appeal.
Speaking ahead of the Charity football tournament Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:
"This year we have seen how powerful sport can be as a way to bring people together and raise awareness of issues. Through this tournament we hope that the anti-racist message of the St Andrew's Day March and Rally can reach a wider group of people in a positive and enjoyable way.
"It has been 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy- the single worst industrial incident the world has ever seen. The 29th November also marks the beginning of a Scottish Trade Union delegation to Bhopal.
“Today in the city in India upwards of 100,000 people are still chronically ill from the injuries suffered on that night and the death toll has now reached 25,000. It is a continuing shame to both the US and Indian Governments that the negative consequences of the disaster have never been properly remedied"