Sunday 30 April 2017

STUC Report 2017

Kevin Hutchens
Aberdeen Trades Union Council's delegation to the 2017 Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore was: Kevin Hutchens, delegation leader, Fiona Napier and Eamonn Duncan.

ATUC motions included a call for the STUC to support our 150th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

Moving the motion, Kevin Hutchens outlined the achievements of the ATUC over the past 150 years. Responding from the General Douncil, Mike Arnott of Dundee STUC pledged STUC support.

Fiona Napier and Eamonn Duncan accepted remit of ATUC's two Palestinian motions, in favour of a General Council statement. This confirmed that the STUC has no links with the Israeli Tade Union Histradut. The General Council pledged to update its BDS policy and to encourage all affiliates to support activists acting within the boundaries of this policy.

Fiona Napier
ATUC delegation also submitted an emergency motion calling for an improved safety regime on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, following over 100 injuries during construction. This motion was overwhelmingly approved.

Eamonn Duncan