Monday 1 May 2017

ATUC joins Dundee TUC at their May Day celebrations to commemorate their 150th anniversary year

ATUC representatives Kathleen Kennedy, Brian Carroll, Steve Gray and Tommy Campbell travelled to Dundee on Saturday 29th April to join trade unionists and activists from across Scotland to celebrate May Day and the 150th anniversary of the Dundee Trades Union Council. 

The bright new banner of the Dundee Trades Union Council led the march into and around the City Centre to the Marketgait, where speakers reminded people of the need to stay strong and work together to fight austerity, poverty and injustice.  

150 years ago workplace negotiations were based upon the Masters and Servants Act which treated a breach of contract by an employer as a civil matter but a trade union activity as criminal act.  Dundee Trades Union Council spokesperson (Mick) reminded all of us we needed to stop this sort of legislation from happening again.

We are delighted that representatives of Dundee TUC will join our May Day March and Rally in Aberdeen on Saturday 6th April with their new banner. We will make them very welcome. 

Click here for details of the ATUC May Day event.