Wednesday 18 November 2015

Aberdeen Trade Union Council condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris and around the world and sends sympathy to all those affected

In a press release issued today, Aberdeen Trades Union Council sent sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of all those affected by the recent atrocities in France, and condemned the use of violence and aggression against innocent civilians in Lebanon, Palestine and the wider Middle East.

ATUC President, Kate Ramsden said, “Aberdeen Trades Union Council opposes individual as well as state sponsored acts of terrorism as 'the continuation of politics by other means', anywhere in the world.

“We will continue to fight locally and internationally for a world free of war, violence and oppression and we are proud to stand for peace, freedom and tolerance. We will campaign vigorously against racism and the far right.”

Tommy Campbell, Unite and ATUC delegate said, “In addition, we are disgusted by the increase in hate crimes and discriminatory actions in our country following recent global events. We welcome refugees to Scotland from Syria and throughout the world.”

He pledged that the Trade Union Movement will continue to be at the forefront of the opposition to imperialism and war.

Tommy added, “With this in mind, we urge people to support and attend the St Andrew's Day March and Rally in Aberdeen on 28th November 2015 with a clear message that refugees are welcome here. We must stand together against terrorism and racism wherever they raise their ugly heads, and show our solidarity with all those fleeing war and oppression”

Gather at the St Nicholas Churchyard at 11am for a march at 11.30am to a Rally in the Castlegate at 12 noon. All those who oppose racism and fascism are welcome to attend.