Saturday 29 February 2020

Come along and celebrate international women's day with us

Aberdeen Trades Union Council is adding to the many fabulous International Women's Day activities happening in Aberdeen and the North East with a few of our own!

Join us on Saturday 7th March for an afternoon of activities;
  • 13:00-14:00 Stall in St Nicholas Square with info, music, goodies, and selfie-cards pledges
  • 14:00-15:00 Speakers in St Nicholas Square - speakers on a range of topics
  • 15:00-17:00 Back to ATUC premises for food, chat, additional speakers,  
  • and….if any of you have already seen the amazing 'Sewing Resistance' Chilean craftivism exhibition currently on at University of Aberdeen, we are delighted to say that the university is generously loaning us some arpilleras which we will have on display at ATUC on the day! (many thanks to Patience Schell, Chair of Hispanic Studies and her students!) More info here...
Fiona Napier, ATUC Secretary said, "In the 50th anniversary year of the Equal Pay Act it has never been more important to celebrate women's achievements and to keep up the pressure for equality. Women's pay still lags 12% behind men's pay and we are still under-represented in politics and management.

"Yet throughout the years women have been responsible for many key initiatives and have been to the fore in many successful campaigns. Yet many challenges still face us in  becoming truly equal.

"Whatever your gender please join us to celebrate women's achievements and to support the campaign for real and lasting gender equality."

Click here for more information.

Friday 14 February 2020

Free showing of the film WitchHunt and panel discussion

Please come along to a showing of the film, WitchHunt and a panel discussion on Tuesday 25th February 7-9pm at the Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, AB10 1JS Aberdeen.

The controversial IHRA working definition of antisemitism with its examples is increasingly being misused to silence and/or criminalise critics of Israeli government policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights.

To raise awareness and encourage debate on the subject, ATUC is hosting a screening of the 2019 documentary film and a panel discussion featuring John Pullman (Director), Sarah Glynn (Scottish Jews Against Zionism), and Barney Crockett (Aberdeen Lord Provost (invited)).