Wednesday 26 February 2014

Aberdeen Trade Union Council AGM Wed 5th March 2014

All ATUC delegates are invited to attend the 2014 AGM which will be held in the ATUC premises, John Londragon House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen, beginning at 7.30pm.

Interim Secretary, Brian Carroll said, "This is a very important AGM which will elect ATUC Officers for the coming year and will also consider whether to adopt the updated constitution and standing orders.

"All delegates from affiliated trade unions are welcome to come along and have their say, and we are hoping for a good turn out, some interesting debate and decisions which will lay the foundations for the year ahead."

Celebrate International Women's Day and hear about women's roles in trade unions and peace and justice campaigns across the world

The ATUC is supporting an event to celebrate International Women's Day 2014.
The event will be held at the UNITE District Office, 44 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TJ on Friday 7th March from 12.30pm until 2.30pm.
There will be light refreshments (halal food is  available) from 12.30pm until 1.00pm.
Guest speakers are Karolin Hijazi from Aberdeen Palestine Solidarity Committee and   Unite Activist  Sheila Kettles  who was the Scottish delegate on an UNITE/TSSA delegation of Trade Unionists who visited Palestine in January 2013.

This  event will be Chaired by Elaine Dougall, Unite’s Regional  Women and Equalities Officer.

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Aberdeen Trades Union Council disgust at loss of 999 service provision.

In a press release issued today, Aberdeen Trades Union Council has expressed its disgust at the total lack of public consultation regarding the proposed closure of the control centre at the local Queens Street Headquarters of Police Scotland.

The Trades Union Council will also be sending an emergency resolution to the STUC

Kevin Hutchens, Unite Delegate and Executive Committee member of Aberdeen TUC stated, "Aberdeen TUC is disgusted and appalled at the total lack of consultation with the public and the wider trade union movement over the proposed closure of this vital service.

AGM 2014 All delegates invited to attend as Aberdeen TUC looks forward with confidence

The 2014 AGM of the Aberdeen Trades Union Council will have a packed Agenda as delegates look forward with confidence to the challenges ahead. 

The AGM will be held on Wed 5th March in the ATUC premises at John Londragan House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen and all delegates are encouraged to attend. The meeting will elect new Officers and Trustees and will consider a revised constitution and standing orders, which will be presented for approval.
Brian Carroll

 Brian Carroll, Interim Secretary, said, "We have had a very busy, and at times challenging, couple of years but I am delighted to say that we have now completed our action plan, and the ATUC is in a very good position moving forward.

"We have increased our numbers of affiliated unions and branches and we would like to thank them all for their support of Aberdeen TUC over recent times.

"Last year has been very productive, as will be seen from our Annual Report which has gone to print, and we are in good shape for the challenges ahead."

Tuesday 4 February 2014

ATUC Meeting February 2014 - A full agenda

The next Aberdeen Trades Union Council Delegates meeting, will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at 7.30pm within the ATUC premises at John Londragan House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen.

ATUC Interim Secretary, Brian Carroll said,
"There is a lot on the Agenda for this meeting and the principal agenda item will be the nominations for Officer posts to be put forward at the AGM in March.
"The proposed new constitution and standing orders has also been circulated to delegates for consideration at the meeting with a view to it going forward for approval to the AGM in March."
Brian called on delegates to be in attendance for the start of the meeting to enable us to get through all the business.

Monday 3 February 2014

ATUC Constitution revised for presentation to AGM

Aberdeen Trade Union Council delegates, who attended the workshop on Saturday 1st February have reviewed the ATUC constitution and have produced an updated Constitution and Standing Orders based on the STUC model.

Thanks to Ron Webster, also in attendance, for the photo
These will now be presented to the ATUC AGM on 5th March where they will need to be approved by a two thirds majority.

Brian Carroll, Interim Secretary said, "The delegates who attended all worked very hard to review and update the Constitution and to make it fit for purpose. We were particularly keen to tighten up the financial governance of the ATUC and we believe that our proposed Constitution does just that.

"It will now be up to delegates to consider the new Constitution and Standing Orders and to decide whether they will approve them at the AGM."

Kate Ramsden, Minute Secretary added, "We would like to thank all those delegates who gave up their Saturday to take part in the Workshop, with special thanks to our Treasurer, Mark Chapman, who pulled together the final version of our proposed Constitution and Standing Orders."

Sunday 2 February 2014

Aberdeen Festival of Politics - "For the People, by the People"

Aberdeen TUC is supporting the Aberdeen Festival of Politics which will run from Monday 24th-Monday 31st  March 2014.

The event, organised “for the people by the people” aims to provide an opportunity for open debate on the future of Scotland.

One of the organisers, Renee Slater, said, This is the only event in Scotland organised from the grassroots and not by major political parties. We would urge everyone to come along and have their say.

Renee Slater
“It is going to a really interesting & fun event. A programme which includes  something for a wide variety of tastes.

 “It is a political event that has the potential to help people make informed choices about Aberdeen and Scotland's future.

“We plan to create a document at the end of the event that is a citizen's response to how we see our future develop.”
For more information go to the Festival of Politics Facebook Page