Saturday 30 May 2015

Next ATUC Delegates Meeting 3rd June, 7.30pm at 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen

The next ATUC delegates meeting will be held on Wed 3rd June at John Londragon House, 22A Adelphi, Aberdeen at 7.30pm.

Jim Neave
All delegates and associates are welcome to come along.

ATUC President, Alan Robertson said, "I am particularly delighted that at this meeting, the CWU will be making a presentation to veteran trade unionist and longstanding ATUC member Jim Neave in recognition of his long service to the trade union movement.

"We will also have speakers from the Healthy Working Lives and Health Inequalities City project and Tommy Breslin will come and talk about a Local Learning Forum.

"We hope as many as possible of you will get along."

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Walk the length of the Gaza Strip and Support Palestine - Sat 13th June 2015

Aberdeen Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign is calling all supporters of Palestinian human rights to join them on Saturday 13th June as they walk the 40 kilometre (25 mile) length of the Gaza Strip along the Aberdeenshire coastline.

Click here to go to the facebook site for more information.

Dave Black of SPSC said, "You may already be aware of the SPSC delegation to Gaza, planned to take place in October this year.

"In addition to being a show of solidarity with the besieged Gazans, the delegation aims to defy the illegal Israeli blockade of the Strip to forge closer links with Palestinian civil society and networks (e.g. trade unions, health care, academia) - all the more vital given the deliberate devastation caused by last year’s brutal Israeli assault on the Strip."

Sunday 17 May 2015

Scotland United Against Austerity 20th June, George Square, Glasgow - Make it a truly historic event

Aberdeen Trades Union Council is calling on all our affiliates and associates to get along and support Scotland United Against Austerity on Sat 20th June in George Square, Glasgow.

As austerity and attacks on trade union rights are ramped up, it's vital that the entire anti-austerity movement in Scotland comes together in a show of opposition to the Tory government.

To coincide with the Peoples' Assembly event being held in London on the same day, the STUC is throwing its weight behind this major event which will underline the widespread disgust at Tory plans to embed and deepen austerity, targeting the most vulnerable.

Click here for updates on the Facebook page

The STUC expects that this event will be co-sponsored by a range of organisations involved in the Peoples' Assembly including major trade unions, the Radical Independence Campaign, Labour Party Campaign for Socialism, the SNP Trade Union Group, the Communist Party and anti-racist grouping Hope not Hate.

Let's make Saturday 20 June a truly historic event.

Watch the Facebook site for further announcements about how people can support and build for 20 June to be announced in due course.

Saturday 16 May 2015

Say no to compulsory redundancies at University Aberdeen - sign the petition

Aberdeen Trades Union Council, at its meeting on 13th May, pledged support to Aberdeen University and College Union to fight Aberdeen University's refusal to rule out compulsory redundancies as part of its plan to axe 150 jobs.

UCU members at Aberdeen University are currently being balloted for industrial action to stop planned job cuts including compulsory redundancies and you can sign the petition calling on the university to find more progressive ways to save money here.

ATUC is urging members of all our affiliate unions and associate groups to sign this petition in support of our UCU colleagues.

Monday 4 May 2015

Next Aberdeen Trades Union Council delegates meeting postponed until 13th May

Can delegates and associates please note that the next ATUC meeting will be held on Wed 13th May at John Londragon House, 22A Adelphi, Aberdeen at 7.30pm and NOT on Wed 6th May.

This is because a number of our delegates are involved in eve of election activities. 

Alan Robertson, President said, "After our very successful May Day march and rally we are hoping for a really good turn-out on 13th May and hope to see you there.

"We urgently need to fill the secretary and the treasurer’s posts and this will be further discussed at this meeting. Please do your best to get along."

Sunday 3 May 2015

Hundreds celebrate May Day and march for equality, social justice and workers rights

More than five hundred people from trade unions and campaigning groups, including a number of key local politicians and friends of the ATUC, took to the streets and marched along Union Street on Saturday 2nd March to celebrate International Workers’ Day and to call for an end to austerity.

Led off by the Guarana Drummers, the march was both colourful and noisy as banners and placards were held aloft and marchers moved to the beat of the drums. Passersby stopped to watch, wave and to take photos, and to show their support for the marchers. Somewhere along the route, the sun came out and the weather stayed fine and Springlike as marchers gathered for an outdoor rally at the Castlegate.

For more photos go to the ATUC Facebook page

Friday 1 May 2015

Greetings of solidarity from Aberdeen Trades Union Council on this International Workers’ Day

A statement from Tommy Campbell, Unite, reproduced on behalf of the ATUC

Long may the struggle continue  for  a better life for all workers as we resist the rise of the far right ideology that only serves the bosses interests.

Our class’s history has a lot to teach us about the roots of our socialist  radicalism and militant trade unionism.