Monday 23 March 2020

ATUC Newsletter: Monday 23rd March 2020

At a time when many are facing real hardship and uncertainty, we are hearing stories of appalling employer practices, but also cases where employers are striving to protect their employees. ATUC is planning to collate local examples of both, to a) name and shame poor employers, and act where we can to help those workers being unfairly treated, and b) to showcase employers who are treating their workers well. We are looking for you to share your experiences - please email us at  

Aberdeen Social Centre (who most of you will know are based in ATUC) have suspended group meetings and radical cafes until further notice, but are planning online meetings and events. Follow them on Facebook to find out more 

Campaigning activities are obviously challenging in the current situation, but see below a range of local and national actions you can support from home. (We are planning to do this regularly, so please forward me any other relevant actions/ resources you come across):


                 Coronavirus: ensuring a safe home during the crisis

Self employed to access full pay through HMRC earnings through this crisis

Make any COVID-19 vaccine affordable for all

Coronavirus: Nobody should lose jobs or pay because their kids' school is closed

Test frontline NHS staff for COVID-19 as a priority


CND: Wash our hands of Trident to combat COVID19

Tell the Scottish Government to Protect Tenants


Cyrenians: Emergency food support for vulnerable people in Aberdeen

Support The Big Issue vendors