Saturday, 26 September 2015

Branch urges Aberdeenshire Councillors to work with the union and oppose the Trade Union Bill

The Branch has urged Aberdeenshire Council's elected members to work with the trade unions to defeat the Trade Union Bill currently under debate at Westminster.

Branch delegates will take part in a mass demonstration at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 4th October, to join our voice with all those calling for the Bill to be dropped.

The Branch has also called on all our members, families, friends and the public to sign the petition against the bill.

And to write to your MP calling for them to oppose it in parliament.

Inez Teece
Inez Teece, Branch Secretary has written to all councillors calling for them to "help to prevent this Bill being enacted, by influencing your party, your constituents and both Holyrood and Westminster Governments."

She warned that the Bill will, if adopted, introduce the most draconian restrictions on workers’ rights within the Western world.

"I believe if Trade Unions were restricted in such a way by the Trade Union Bill, local authorities would be more vulnerable because they would not have trade unions fighting alongside."

The full text of the letter is below.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Branch calls on members to ask their MP to oppose the Trade Union Bill - an attempt to silence workers' voices

Aberdeenshire UNISON is calling on all our members to take action now to defend hard won trade union rights as part of a campaign to oppose the Trade Union Bill. Please wrote to your MPs and sign the petition by using the links below. It has never been more important to speak up before our voice is silenced.

And to take action by signing the petition against the bill.

UNISON is working with the other trade unions  to protect members' rights by opposing the Trade Union Bill, which represents one of the most aggressive anti-trade union laws ever proposed in a Western democracy and restricts rights protected by international law in England, Scotland and Wales.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Branch says refugees are welcome here and pledges support

The branch has joined UNISON Scotland and many other trade unions and civic groups and has pledged to support the refugees fleeing from war and oppression in Syria and other war torn countries.

We encourage all our member to do what you 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.

UNISON Scotland has also pledged support to refugees and has welcomed the Scottish Government's commitment to do moreon a cross party basis.