Monday 24 June 2019

STUC research on the North East economy – please give your views

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is conducting research on the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire economies and specifically the impact of austerity and oil and gas fluctuations on those living and working in the area.

Sarah Collins, STUC policy officer, is keen to speak to union members and citizens living in the area as part of this research.

Focus groups will take place the week of 8th July. If anyone would like to take part in the focus groups being held, or be interviewed as part of this research, please email Sarah on

If you are unable to take part in the focus group, please fill in this survey (which can be anonymous)

The STUC wants to hear your views!

We are currently particularly missing input from the following – migrant workers, young workers, unemployed; and in sectors of energy, care, distribution, tech and digital, and hospitality – but welcome submissions from across the whole of Aberdeen(shire) society. If you are living and/or working in the north east, we want to hear from you!

Thursday 6 June 2019

Aberdeen Trades Union Council pays tribute as union stalwart, Tommy Campbell retires

Aberdeen Trades Union Council would like to add our voices to the very many wishing trade union stalwart, Tommy Campbell, a long and happy retirement, as he leaves his role as Unite full-time officer.

Few trade unionists are "better kent" in the North East than Tommy. He has been a passionate advocate of workers' and human rights, never afraid to challenge where these are not being upheld. He has also been a long-standing member of Aberdeen Trades Union Council where he is held in affection and respect.

This Morning Star article by Conrad Landin gives the background to Tommy's trade union activism and his determination to stand up for workers' and human rights both at home and internationally.

We can only echo the sentiments expressed by Tommy's colleagues and friends, as we pay tribute to his long service to trade unionism. He will be missed by members and colleagues in Unite but we are delighted that he will be continuing as an active member of the Trades Union Council.

Best wishes Tommy,

From your friends in Aberdeen Trades Union Council.