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Join our May Day celebrations tomorrow online and back our frontline workers

All branch members are urged to join the Zoom webinar to celebrate International Workers’ Day (May Day) on 1st May 2020.

Aberdeen Trades Union Council  has joined up with the STUC and Trades Councils from Dundee, Edinburgh & Lothians and Glasgow to host a series of May Day Events on Friday 1st May starting at 12 noon.

Branch Co-chair, Kate Ramsden will be chairing the Aberdeen and Dundee event beginning at 1pm. The Zoom webinar will also be streamed live to Facebook.

The STUC event will be held from 12 noon – 1pm. Click on the links below to join.

 or click here to register for the event on Eventbrite

There will be contributions from speakers from labour movement speakers from Lombardy, Cataluyna and Cuba; a keynote speech from STUC General Secretary Designate Roz Foyer; and music from Maeve McKinnon and Calum Baird.

Aberdeen and Dundee event
You will be able to tune in to the event hosted by Aberdeen and Dundee Trades Councils from 1pm – 2.30 pm. Click on the links below to join.


or Aberdeen TUC Facebook page

Kate Ramsden
Kate Ramsden

Kate said, “During the current pandemic, we can see the key importance to our communities of the frontline workers, many of them low paid, many of them women.

“They are the people who keep our society going, caring, cleaning, keeping our shops open, our post coming, our transport working, our bins emptied, our children safe.

“And there has never been a more important time to be in a trade union. Unions and the STUC are at the forefront of standing up for our members’ safety at work, workers’ terms and conditions and workers’ pay.

“We cannot go back to business as usual when this is over. We must find a new “normal” which continues to value our workers and all our citizens equally, with an economy focussed on the wellbeing of all rather than profit for a few.

“The trade unions always celebrate May Day. This year we can’t have a parade but we can have an online rally. We can come together to support our members and each other and to pledge our commitment to workers’ rights now and in the future, here and across the world.”