Thursday, 9 February 2017

Invitation to the AGM of Aberdeen Trades Union Council on Wed 1st March 2017 - All welcome

Delegates and associates are warmly invited to come along to the Aberdeen Trades Union Council AGM on Wednesday 1st March at 7.30pm in John Londragan House, 2a Adelphi, Aberdeen.

With its usual packed Agenda the AGM will approve ATUC office bearers for the coming year.

Plans for the 150th Anniversary of the ATUC in 2018 are also well underway and will be an item for discussion at the AGM.

Please get along if you possibly can.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Aberdeen opposes Trump #MuslimBan - Protest tonight 6-8pm in the Castlegate

A protest against Trump's #MuslimBan will be held in the Castlegate, Aberdeen today from 6-8pm to show solidarity with all those who are affected by Trump's racist and mysoginistic policies.

Organiser, Fiona-Jayne Massie said, "We dinnae like Trump, but we're awfae fond o' oor foreign family members, friends, workmates, neighbours, shopkeepers, dog-walkers, strangers... Whoever!

"Let's not mince our words: Trump's new legislation against countries with a majority Muslim population is SECTARIANISM against Muslims, and RACISM against the citizens of the seven nations now banned from entering the USA. It's destroying lives. It's stopping normal people from going home to see their family, or stopping people from going home to America to resume their lives. So let's show solidarity with the rest of the planet who aren't racist idiots. How? PROTEST!"

The event is family friendly! Animal friendly! Bring placards, musical instruments, and warm clothing! Please ask if you have any accessibility concerns.


Click here for more details

Next ATUC Delegates Meeting will be held on Wed 1st Feb at 7.30pm - please get along if you can.

The next ATUC Delegates Meeting will be held on Wed 1st February at 7.30pm in John Londragan House, 22A Adelphi, Aberdeen.

This is the last meeting before the AGM on 1st March 2017 and is a very important meeting where we look at nominations for officers posts for election at the AGM.

Can we also remind delegates that affiliations are now due? You can affiliate on this website - details on the right hand side.

Colin Jones, ATUC Treasurer said, "This year promises to be a busy year for the ATUC, as along with our usual support of branches and organisations we will be working on a number of different projects to get ready for our 150th anniversary next year.

"We have some really exciting ideas for planned for that and as such we very much hope your trade union will support us by affiliating for 2017."


Please note that affiliations and renewals should be made by the end of February if you want to participate in the ATUC’s Annual General Meeting. 

Colin added, "We can only exist because trade unions like yours support us, and whether your branch has been a long time affiliate, or you wish to join us for the first time this year, we’d be very happy for your support.

 "If your branch already affiliates, but you know of other branches in your union who don’t then please spread the word"

Friday, 27 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day Walk 28th January - Lest we forget

You are welcome to join Aberdeen Interfaith Group members at their HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL WALK on SATURDAY 28 JANUARY along the river and across the bridges, to remember those who have died and those who have survived Genocides.


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See Aberdeen City's Holocaust Memorial event below 

What is Holocaust Memorial Day and why must we never forget?

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Holocaust Memorial Day - Lest we forget


Aberdeen City Council's Holocaust Memorial Day event will take place on Sunday 29th January 2017 at the Belmont Filmhouse.

The event is organised by Aberdeen City Council along with a number of partners including the University  of Aberdeen, GREC, and Unite.

The event is free but booking is essential. The documentary will be screened at 3.15pm.

Booking can be made by phoning Belmont Filmhouse Box Office -Tel: 01224 343500
or  via
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holocaust-memorial-day-2017-commemoration-at-belmont-filmhouse-tickets-30951131668

The programme for the event is as follows:

Friday, 13 January 2017

Aberdeen Trades Union Council Affiliations Due for 2017


This year promises to be a busy year for the ATUC, as along with our usual support of branches and organisations we will be working on a number of different projects to get ready for our 150th anniversary next year. We have some really exciting ideas for planned for that and as such we very much hope your trade union will support us by affiliating for 2017.

We can only exist because trade unions like yours support us, and whether your branch has been a long time affiliate, or you wish to join us for the first time this year, we’d be very happy for your support.

Affiliating is simple and easy to do online – just click the button in the top right of this page or go direct to complete the form. We will then send an invoice to the branch contact you nominate.

Please note that affiliations and renewals should be made by the end of February if you want to participate in the ATUC’s Annual General Meeting.

If your branch already affiliates, but you know of other branches in your union who don’t then please spread the word!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Next ATUC delegates' meeting will be held on Wed 11th January 2017 at 6.45pm. All welcome!

The first ATUC Delegates' Meeting of the new year is on Wed 11th January 2017 at 6.45pm. Please note the earlier time for the meeting commencing, due to pressure of business.

The meeting will be held in ATUC premises, John Londragan House, 22A Adelphi, Aberdeen. All delegates and associates are warmly invited to attend.

At this month's meeting we will have our usual packed agenda, which this month includes consideration of motions to the STUC Congress in April. Delegates interested in attending this year's STUC Congress, on behalf of ATUC, should nominate themselves at this meeting. There will also be an update on the plans for the 150th Anniversary celebrations for the ATUC in 2018 and we will be looking for affiliates and associates to take on responsibility for relevant arrangements. The ATUC Annual Report 2016 will also be on the Agenda with a view to compiling articles and seeking adverts. 

There will be no speaker given the business to get through. We hope as many Affiliates and associates are able to attend as possible.