6 March 2018
North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has tabled a motion congratulating Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC) on its 150th anniversary, ahead of a Civic Reception at the Town House on 7th March hosted by the Lord Provost and Aberdeen City Council.
Lewis said :
“It is 150 years since Aberdeen Trades Union Council was formed in the city, the first permanent alliance of organised workers in different trades and industries in the North East.
“ATUC and its members continue to represent workers across Aberdeen, and the organisation has worked closely with Labour politicians since the first Independent Labour MP in the city was elected to represent Aberdeen North a hundred years ago this year.”
The motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament by Lewis reads :
Title: 150th Anniversary of Aberdeen Trades Union Council
That the Parliament recognises that Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC) is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2018; understands that the ATUC, which was formed in 1868 as the first permanent alliance of organised workers in different trades and industries in the north east, continues to represent the interests of workers today; notes that the celebrations started with a civic reception, which was hosted by the Lord Provost and city council at the Town House on 7 March and will continue throughout the year at regular annual events, including International Women’s Day, International Workers Memorial Day, the May Day and St Andrew's Day marches, with a civic reception with Aberdeenshire Council in November; commends all who have been involved with the ATUC throughout its long and illustrious history, and looks forward to many more years of effective trade union organisation and representation in Aberdeen and North East Scotland.
Link : Aberdeen Trades Union Council >>>