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14th September 2015

Protect The Right to Strike

The Conservative Government's Trade Union Bill is a new set of laws that will severely restrict working peoples’ ability to organise for their own rights and campaign for a more progressive society. It will go through Parliament this Autumn and could be law by February 2016 and will apply in England, Scotland and Wales.

UNISON is campaigning against the Trade Union Bill because we believe MPs should be focusing on the real problems our country faces and working with everyone, including trade unions, to solve them, rather than taking away people’s right to be supported at work.


Categories: Information | Campaigns

30th July 2015

UNISON supports Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy CorbynUNISON has decided to nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership contest and Yvette Cooper as its second choice at the union’s National Labour Link committee today (Wednesday).

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Jeremy Corbyn’s message has resonated with public sector workers who have suffered years of pay freezes, redundancies with too many having to work more for less."


Categories: Information

21st May 2015

Young Members Weekend 2015

UNISON Young MembersLast week over 100 young members in UNISON met in Nottingham for a "Young Members" weekend.  As you'll see from the video they shot, they had a great conference and entered into some excellent discussions and debates.

Are you under 27 and wondering about joining UNISON?  Are you already a young member in UNISON and want to know more about getting involved and active?


Categories: Information | Members

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.

Categories: Events | Information | Members

3rd April 2015

New UNISON Goodies

UNISON goodiesAs you may know, the branch was recently awarded a £1,500 grant to buy new UNISON goodies for new members and curre.  Well a lot of the new things have now started to arrive, so come along to one of our recruitment stalls.  Ask your local steward where the next one is, or contact us online to find out.

Our latest items for new and current members only are:

  • Great quality Americano Mugs with lids
  • Recycled Kafo Mugs - with added sparkle!
  • No batteries required Dynamo Torches
  • New purple Piggy Banks to save the pennies

Plus we'll have other items for anyone to take away, including:

  • New Soft Grip Pens
  • UNISON Badges
  • Essential Cover Beer Mats (you don't have to drink beer of course!)
  • UNISON Coin Key Rings

Make sure you like us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date on when we're having our stalls.

Categories: Benefits | Information | Members | Recruitment

19th March 2015

RGU Information Stands

UNISON StallThe local branch is setting up regular lunchtime UNISON information stands at RGU for you to come along and have a chat, find out about membership benefits – or direct your non-union colleagues to, if they want more information.

We’ll then run them in different buildings on a monthly schedule:

  • First Wednesday of the month: Riverside East foyer
  • Second Wednesday of the month: Faculty of Health & Social Care foyer
  • Third Wednesday of the month: Aberdeen Business School foyer

Just come along and say hi!

Categories: Branch | Information

2nd August 2014

Don't Leave It Too Late!

Did you know that certain membership benefits are subject to a waiting period before you can take advantage of them?

Although we will deal with new members' problems immediately, providing you with advice and support through the local network of stewards and contacts, if the problem is particularly complex, requires legal advice or support, or if it becomes necessary to take a case to an employment tribunal, then you must have been a member for at least four weeks under UNISON's national rules.

So remember, joining and staying in UNISON gives you the full protection of all UNISON's services.

Don't delay - join today!

Categories: Benefits | Information

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