Friday 26 February 2016

Invitation to the AGM of Aberdeen Trades Union Council on 2nd March 2016 - All welcome

Delegates are warmly invited to come along to the Aberdeen Trades Union Council AGM on Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30pm in John Londragan House, 2a Adelphi, Aberdeen.

With its usual packed Agenda the AGM will approve ATUC office bearers for the coming year. There is also a proposal to amend the constitution to include the action to be taken should the ATUC need to be dissolved, which will need to be debated and a decision taken by a two thirds majority.

We are delighted that our speaker for the evening will be Fiona Napier, ATUC delegate and member of the SPSC, who will talk about her recent visit to Gaza, sponsored in part by the ATUC.

We will also begin discussions about how best to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the ATUC which will take place in 2018.

Sunday 7 February 2016

Come along and celebrate International Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March 2016 the The Citadel, Aberdeen

All are invited to this year's International Women’s Day event will be held on TUESDAY 8TH MARCH 2016 in The Citadel,  28 Castle Street Aberdeen City, AB11 5BG from 12 noon – 2 pm. Refreshments will be provided. 

Come along and hear from YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement about the findings of their research into the status of young women in Scotland. 

Enjoy and join the world café discussion around:
· Education
· Employment
· Political participation
· Media and Stereotyping
· Justice
· Women at home

Share your ideas about what we can do to strengthen gender equality.

To book please phone 01224 595505 or register here

Thursday 4 February 2016

Aberdeen stands with the workers of Sports Direct - come to the demo on 6th Feb.

Aberdeen Trades Union Council has pledged support for a demo on Saturday 6th February 2-3pm, organised by young workers against zero hours contracts and Sports Direct's exploitative and unfair use of them.

Click here for more information

This follows on from demos in other cities in Scotland against Sports Direct's exploitative employment practices, especially against young people.

Please get along if you can and support our young workers.

Monday 1 February 2016

Next meeting of the Aberdeen Trades Union Council on Wed 3rd Feb

The next meeting of Aberdeen Trades Union Council will be held on Wed 3rd February 2016 at John Londragan House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen from 7.30-9pm. All delegates and associates are warmly invited to attend.

Kate Ramsden, President said, "This will be our nomination meeting for our office bearer posts which will be elected at our AGM in March. We will also be considering any proposed motions/changes to the constitution as well as preparing generally for the AGM."

Our speaket for the meeting will be Chris Trestrail, a Unite local youth committee activist who is arranging a local protest against Sports Direct who have been criticised for their use of zero hours contracts for particularly their young workers. Chris is looking for the support of the ATUC for this protest which is part of the STUC's "Better than Zero" campaign.

We look forward to seeing you all there.