Tuesday 15 October 2019

Tommy Campbell returns to his homeland to give talk at celebration of Fermanagh Trade Unionism

Tommy Campbell, Vice President of Aberdeen Trades Union Council was the guest speaker at the official opening of the exhibition, "A History of Fermanagh Trade Unionism" on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle.

Tommy is the former secretary of Fermanagh Council of Trade Unions

The exhibition is the last in a series of the centenary events to acknowledge, remember and respect the massive contribution by our forefathers in organising workers in Fermanagh.

Many of the rights of workers today were hard fought for and it is only right that these struggles and campaigns are centre staged in this the centenary year.

There is an amazing collection of badges including a number of local ones, plus other artefacts supported by information boards on exhibition.

The exhibition was officially opened by Councillor Diana Armstrong, Vice-Chair of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council.

The exhibition continues until 25 January 2020..

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Call to action from the Kurdish community to defend against a Turkish invasion in North Syria

Aberdeen Trade Union Council is joining the STUC is supporting action in response to Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from North Eastern Syria, removing support from our Kurdish allies and leaving them exposed to a Turkish invasion and ethnic cleansing.  
Please see the call to action below and do what you can to support them.
Glasgow - Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan has organised a demonstration in solidarity with the Kurds, in response to the call for global action. The demo will take place on Saturday 12th October at 1.30pm at the Buchanan Street steps, Glasgow G1 2NG and is supported by the STUC.
Petition - Please sign the petition to the UK Government and Parliament to defend the Kurds and stop the Turkish military invasion of Northern Syria. At 100,000 signatures the petition will be considered for debate in parliament, so it’s important to share it as widely as you can.
Early Day Motion - We ask that MPs sign the Early Day Motion 2772. Please encourage your MP to support. https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/53338/united-states-withdrawal-of-suport-from-kurdish-allies