Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Anti austerity and Refugees are Welcome Here Rally in Aberdeen on Sunday 13th September. Please get along and support!

The Radical Independence Campaign in Aberdeen is hosting an Anti-Austerity/Refugees are Welcome Here demonstration on Sunday 13th September at 2pm in the Castlegate, Aberdeen.

The ATUC urges all delegates, associates and affliated union members to get along to this important event.

Doug Haywood of RIC said, "A year after Aberdeen's biggest ever flashmob, let's show Westminster what we think of their austerity agenda.

"With foodbank collection and charities information, speakers and stalls it promises to be a great event. All are welcome and it is completely non party political.

"So far, speakers are confirmed from RIC Aberdeen, Aberdeen CND, Future Choices and Community Food Initiatives North East, plus music from Guarana Drummers."

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Join the TUC Demo at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on 4th Oct - book your bus from Dundee now

This is the chance for ATUC delegates, associates, affliated trade union members, community and campaign groups, family and friends, to travel to Manchester to lobby the Tory Party Conference on Sunday 4th October, to call for an end to austerity and to show our opposition to the Trade Union Bill..

Dundee TUC are organising a 49 seater coach to travel from Dundee, possibly picking up at Perth and/or Stirling on the way to and from Manchester. Seats will also be available to Aberdeen, Fife and Angus people on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are likely to be priced at £15 Waged, £5 Unwaged, with the rest of the cost hopefully met through donations from trade unions and Trade Union Councils. However if sufficient donations are not forthcoming or not enough people book seats, then the bus will not run.

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sign up to fight the Tory Govenment's attack on unions

On 17th July the government unveiled the Trade Union Bill and ATUC members will have seen and heard Tories taking to the airwaves to denounce trade unionists.
The bill is the biggest attack on trade unions in decades. The ATUC is calling on all our delegates, associates and affiliates to sign-up to Unions Together's 'Fight the Bill'  at
Melanie Bartlett, Campaigns Co-ordinator at Unions Together warned, "The text of the bill is a carefully crafted and chilling attempt to undermine the basis of trade unionism.  
"We need to stand together to stop this bill which represents an attack on both our human and democratic right to organise collectively.
"The Tories want to restrict our ability to protect our member’s terms and conditions at work, limit our ability to strike and restrict our ability to campaign on the political issues which matter.
"The right to strike is made significantly harder, other agency workers drafted in to make legitimate strike action redundant, attempts to criminalise pickets and reduce our political campaigning funds.
"Trade union laws in Britain are already outside international convention standards and this bill will take Britain far away from the democratic tradition."
Sign up today to join the campaign to fightback against this unfair, unnecessary and undemocratic law

Saturday, 5 September 2015

ATUC pledges support for refugees

In keeping with our commitment to international solidarity, delegates attending the ATUC meeting on 2nd September pledged support for refugees fleeing war torn countries like Syria and condemned the uncaring approach of this Tory Government.

The ATUC is calling on all delegates, associates and affiliated trade unions to do what they can to support the local group Aberdeen Solidarity with Refugees which has been collecting donations of clothes, bedding and other essentials to take to Calais.