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2nd May 2018

Aberdeen May Day March - 5th May

Aberdeen May Day March - 5th MayAberdeen's May Day March & Rally for International Workers' Day will be held on Saturday 5th May this year.

The event is organised as always by Aberdeen Trades Union Council. Each year, people across the globe take to the streets to commemorate International Workers' Day, or May Day.

ATUC President, Kathleen Kennedy said, "In our 150th anniversary year we want to make our May Day March and Rally an event to remember.

"We are calling on trade unions, community groups, friends and families to join us with banners and placards.

"We want to give a clear message on International Workers Day that workers matter. We are the backbone of our society and should be treated with respect, decently paid and their workplaces should be safe, healthy and family friendly.

"We shouldn't need to strike to defend our pensions, our pay and our terms and conditions - yet we do. Events like our May Day March show solidarity and support for our struggles."

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, with a range of speakers from trade unions, local politicians and community activists.

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25th April 2016

IWMD and May Day March 2016

There are two major events coming up soon organised by the Aberdeen Trades Union Council which we'd encourage all branch member's to attend. 

Aberdeen May Day March & Rally

The annual May Day March for International Workers' Day will take place this year on Saturday 30th April.

All trade unions, community organisations, friends and families are encouraged to attend - bring your banners and placards, and let's make this march the biggest ever!

Groups gather at Rubislaw Terrace from 11.00am, for 11.30am march off.  The march will progress down Union Street to a rally and speakers at Castlegate from 12.15am.  Come along and support this important event!  Download the May Day 2016 Poster.

International Worker's Memorial Day

All over the world on 28th April each year organisations hold events to mark International Worker's Memorial Day.  The purpose of IWMD 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.

The campaign slogan is "Remember the dead, fight for the living."

The Aberdeen ceremony will take place on Thursday 28th April at Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, meet at 12.30pm for the ceremony at 1pm.  The ceremony will take approximately 30 minutes.

Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.  Download the IWMD 2016 Poster.

Categories: Branch | Events | Members


1st March 2016

UNISON Branch AGM 2016

It's now time for the branch Annual General Meeting, and this year we're doing things a bit differently, so we hope you'll be able to come along.  The AGM will be held on two days at lunchtimes, with one meeting at RGU and the other at UofA.  Please make every effort to come along to one of them.

Refreshments will be provided from 12 noon and the AGM meetings will start at 12.30pm.

University of Aberdeen

Tuesday 8th March 2016: 12 noon – 2.00pm
Johnston Hall, Aberdeen University Student Association
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Robert Gordon University

Thursday 10th March 2016: 12 noon – 2.00pm
Room SB01, Garthdee House Annexe (formerly Scott Sutherland Building)
Let us know if you're coming - click here

Papers and agendas will be sent out to members in advance of the meetings.  Please also ensure you complete and submit any nomination forms for stewards and branch officers prior to the meeting.

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20th January 2016

The Big Workplace Meeting - 9th February

Big Workplace MeetingIf you missed the live broadcast, you can catch up online on the heartunions website.

We invite you to join us and TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady with a special guest for a live broadcast to our branch meeting.  Frances will give an update on progress of the Trade Union Bill and there will be an opportunity to ask questions via Twitter during the broadcast.  

The Big Workplace Meeting will take place across the country, with as many union branch meetings as possible taking place simultaneously.

It is a key opportunity for you as union members to be updated on the progress of the Trade Union Bill and to ask questions.  The meetings are being held:

  • 12.30pm, Tuesday 9th February 2016
     
  • RGU: Room H230, Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • UofA: LG29, (LGF Seminar Room), The Sir Duncan Rice Library

We hope to see you there!  For further information you can also see the national website www.heartunions.org.

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2nd May 2015

Hundreds Celebrate May Day in Aberdeen

May Day MarchesMore than five hundred people from trade unions and campaigning groups, including a number of key local politicians and friends of the ATUC, took to the streets and marched along Union Street on Saturday 2nd March to celebrate International Workers’ Day and to call for an end to austerity.

Led off by the Guarana Drummers, the march was both colourful and noisy as banners and placards were held aloft and marchers moved to the beat of the drums. Passersby stopped to watch, wave and to take photos, and to show their support for the marchers. Somewhere along the route, the sun came out and the weather stayed fine and Springlike as marchers gathered for an outdoor rally at the Castlegate.

Categories: Branch | Events


7th April 2015

May Day March & Workers' Memorial Day

There are two major events coming up soon organised by the Aberdeen Trades Union Council which we'd encourage all branch member's to attend. 

Aberdeen May Day March & Rally

The annual May Day March for International Workers' Day will take place this year on Saturday 2nd May.

All trade unions, community organisations, friends and families are encouraged to attend - bring your banners and placards, and let's make this march the biggest ever!

Groups gather at Rubislaw Terrace from 10.30am, for 11am march off.  Aberdeen Universities UNISON branch will have our new banner there, so please just look for it and join the group!

The march will progress down Union Street to a rally and speakers at Castlegate from 11.45am.  Come along and support this important event!  Download the May Day 2015 Poster.

International Worker's Memorial Day

All over the world on 28th April each year organisations hold events to mark International Worker's Memorial Day.  The purpose of IWMD 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.

The campaign slogan is "Remember the dead, fight for the living."

In this time of austerity, it is ever more important to protect our Health and Safety legislation, which is constantly under attack. The Aberdeen ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28th April at Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, meet at 12.30pm for the ceremony at 1pm.  The ceremony will take approximately 30 minutes.

Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.  Download the IWMD 2015 Poster.

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