Friday, 25 March 2016

Please come along to the next meeting of Aberdeen Trades union Council on 6th April 2016

The next meeting of Aberdeen Trades union Council will be held on Wednesday 6th April 2016 from 7.30pm in John Londragan House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen,

May Day March 2015
The meeting will be chaired by Vice President, Alan Robertson and has the usual packed agenda. This will include planning for both the Wokers' Memorial Day Service on 28th April and the May Day March and Rally to celebrate International Workers' Day which will be held on Saturday 30th April.

The meeting will also get an update on the publication of the 2015 Annual Report and the planning for the 150th Anniversary of the ATUC which will take place in 2018.

Please get along if you possibly can.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Go along to Aberdeen's "bigger and better" Festival of Politics 2016

Aberdeen's Festival of Politics for 2016 will run from 23rd March to 3rd April. The event is open to all, and women and  trade unionists are especially welcome.

Aberdeen Trades Union Council is proud to have sponsored the Festival again this year. Please get along if you can.

Click here for the programme for the events in this year's Festival and to book for the events.

Events likely to be of particular interest to ATUC members are the Evening with Anne Begg on Thurs 24th March at 19.00 in the Belmont Filmhouse Cafe Bar, and the Big Debate with Bonnie Greer, Heather Wakefield (Unison), Dr Lesley Orr (feminist theologian) and Belinda Brown (writer for Conservative Woman) at 3pm on Sunday 3rd April.
It would be great to see a good audience for Anne Begg. That's going to be a Parkinson-style interview followed by questions from the floor.
Free tickets for the Big Debate can be booked at

Monday, 7 March 2016

Stand up to Racism - Refugees Welcome Here - All Scotland March & Rally in Glasgow Sat 19th March 2016

On the 19th March 2016 on United Nations Anti-racism day this important march and rally will coincide with demonstrations across the world, which will gather to send out a positive message "No to racism, no to fascism, refugees are welcome here!"

There will be a coach going to the above from Aberdeen sponsored and funded by Unite the Union and Aberdeen Trades Union Council.

The coach will leave from Hillhead Halls at Aberdeen University at 7.15am and then at King's College at 7.30am and finally at Marischal College at 7.45am on the 19th March to go to the March and Rally in Glasgow. The coach will depart for its return journey from Glasgow George Square at the War Memorial at 4.00pm.

Anyone interested in coming on the coach should email Gerry McCabe at