Saturday 30 March 2019

Join the May Day March and Rally for International Workers' Day on 4th May

Please come along and march with us on Saturday 4th May at the 2019 May Day March and Rally to celebrate International Workers' Day.

As always the Aberdeen event is organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council.

Please gather at Rubislaw Terrace at 11.00am, to march off at 11.30am down Union Street. A rally will be held in the Castlegate from 12.15pm.

Trade Unions, Community Groups, friends and families - please come and join us with your banners and placards!

Friday 29 March 2019

Join us to commemorate Workers' Memorial Day and remember the dead - fight for the living

You are invited to attend the annual Workers' Memorial Service on Sunday 28th April in the Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.

Please gather at 12.30pm for a service at 1pm.

Organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council, the International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) Service in Aberdeen will be one of many taking place all over the world on 28th April.

Its purpose is two-fold. Firstly it is about not forgetting those who have died, been injured, or made ill by their work. Secondly it is about ensuring that this tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work.

Please join us if you can.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Vigil remembers the lives lost in Christchurch and pledges to fight hatred with hope and love

Over 100 people came together at a vigil in Aberdeen's St Nicholas Square on 18th March, to remember all those killed in the terror atrocity in two mosques in Christchurch and to stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the North East of Scotland.

The vigil was compered by ATUC President, Sasha Brydon. He told those gathered that the vigil was to give people an opportunity to come together to express our deepest condolences to all those who lost loved ones in the terrible shootings in two mosques in Christchurch last week and to express our outrage that once again, the politics of hate have resulted in the deaths of 50 innocent people who were doing no more than peacefully practicing their religion.

Sasha said, "We wanted to stand in solidarity with our Muslim communities in the North East of Scotland as we have stood with other communities before now who have been the victims of senseless violence for no more reason than they have a different religion or race or gender.

"But most of all we want to pledge to continue our fight against all forms of extremism, to oppose the politics of hate wherever they raise their head. The rise of the far right is a stain on us all and we will stand against it with hope and with love," pledged Sasha.

Speaker after speaker condemned the killings and urged us all to stand together against hatred and to fight it with hope and love.

Saturday 16 March 2019

Vigil to remember all those killed in the Christchurch shootings and for solidarity with our Muslim communities.

Aberdeen Trade Union Council will hold a vigil on Monday 18th March at 6pm in St Nicholas Square, Aberdeen, to remember all those who lost their lives in the terrible killings in the two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Please join us to show solidarity with the Muslim communities in the North East of Scotland and beyond and to stand against the hate that motivated this terrible act.

ATUC President, Sasha Brydon said, "We send our deepest condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in this murderous act. It is an affront to humanity.

"We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters in solidarity against the politics of hate and we renew our pledge to fight all extremism with love and hope."

We hope to see as many as possible at the vigil.

ATUC message of condolence and solidarity to the Muslim community - hope and love not hate

Aberdeen Trades Union Council sends our deepest condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones in the horrific murderous attacks on an innocent Muslim community, praying in their Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We stand in solidarity with our Muslim community here in the North East of Scotland and across the UK.

There is no place for such hatred in the world and we will continue to work with people of all nationalities and religions to oppose hate crime in all its forms and for a society built on hope and love, which values all people equally.

Friday 1 March 2019

Save our services in Aberdeen - say no to cuts!

Aberdeen Trade Union Council, along with Aberdeen Anarchist Group and Aberdeen Social Centre, has organised a lobby of the Aberdeen City Council budget meeting on Tuesday 5th March from 1-4pm outside Marischall College, Broad Street, Aberdeen to protest planned cuts of £40million.

All delegates are urged to get along and support this lobby.

Co-organiser and ATUC Secretary, Fiona Napier said, "It's time for feet on the streets. We need everyone's voice.

"The council meeting on Tuesday will make the decision on the budget. The P&J is reporting that more than 200 jobs could be lost and many community and sports and leisure facilities closed down."

Fiona warned that these cuts will affect the most vulnerable families in the city. "Our communities, our children, our teenagers and our elderly will be most affected by this.

"People's jobs, people's lives will be torn apart by some of these proposals."

Please get along if you can and make sure our voices heard! Everyone and their banners welcome!

No ifs, no buts, no service cuts!