Monday, 17 April 2017

"Remember the dead, fight for the living" Come along to this year's Workers' Memorial Day service on 28th April.

This year's Workers' Memorial Day Service, organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council, will be held on Friday 28th April at the Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. Meet at 12.30pm for the ceremony at 1.00pm.

All delegates, affiliates and friends are invited to come along and join us to "remember the dead, fight for the living."

What is Workers Memorial Day?
International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) takes place all over the world on 28 April each year.

The campaign slogan is "Remember the dead, fight for the living."

The purpose of IWMD is two-fold. Firstly it is about not forgetting those who have died, been injured, or made ill by their work. Secondly it is about ensuring that this tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work.

In this time of austerity, it is ever more important to protect our Health and Safety legislation, which is constantly under attack.

The Service will last for approx 30mins.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Next ATUC Delegates' Meeting on Wed 5th April at 7.30pm - Pre-meeting at 6.30pm. All welcome!

The next Aberdeen Trades Union Council Delegates' meeting is due to take place on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 7.30pm in John Londragan House, 22A Adelphi, Aberdeen. This is the first Delegates' meeting after the AGM with the newly elected officers in place.

The agenda has within it items to be discussed such as International Workers' Memorial Day on 28th April, Dundee TUC May Day March and Rally on 29th April and our own ATUC May Day March and Rally on 6th May.

We will also be discussing the ATUC 150th Anniversary proposed events and activities at a pre-meeting in the same venue at 6.30pm.

All Delegates welcome to both meetings and we hope as many delegates as possible are able to attend both meetings on the night.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

ATUC marches against racism

Aberdeen Trades Union Council joined more than 3000 activists and trade unionists on the March Against Racism in Glasgow today (Sat 18 March).

Led by co-president Tyrinne Rutherford and joint secretaries, John Connon and Gerry McCabe, the ATUC banner and delegation took their place towards the front of the March as it snaked its way through Glasgow streets.

The marchers were noisy and good natured as they called for an end to racism and xenophobia, no deportations and no walls, and made it clear that refugees are welcome here. Shoppers stopped to watch the lively procession and even a few drops of rain couldn't dampen the marchers spirits and determination to fight racism and xenophobia in Scotland, the UK and across the world.

Steve Gray and Kate Ramsden were also amongst the marchers, adding their voices to the struggle for equality and social justice for all.

ATUC joins other Trades Union Councils
There were inspiring speeches including from Helen Connor, STUC President, from UNISON's Davena Rankin, from Richard Falk ex-UN Rapporteur on Palestine, and from Glasgow girls Emma and Amal amongst others.

They all had the same messages.

"We will not tolerate racism and fascism."

"We will welcome refugees and asylum seekers."

"Love has no borders."

Monday, 13 March 2017

Free bus to Stand up to Racism March in Glasgow on Saturday 18th March. Book your seat now!

There is a March against Racism demo taking place in Glasgow on Saturday 18th March and it is important that as many of us as possible get along and join the massed voices to say that racism is not welcome in Scotland.

A free bus is going from Aberdeen to Glasgow and back to join the march and the organisers want as many people as possible to come along. So click on the link below to book a spot (or spots) on the bus, there is limited space so be fast!

Click here to book your seat.

Click here to find out more about the march

The bus will pick up people at 8.00am from the University campus (in front of the library) and then go to the central library and pick up people at 8.15 am. 

Hope to see you all there