Aberdeenshire UNISON


Update May 2014
May Day celebrates solidarity across borders as polticians, trades unionists and citizens take to the streets

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Branch banner on the May Day March

The banners and flags of dozens of trades unions and community groups made a colourful display as Aberdeenshire UNISON joined hundreds of marchers as they snaked down Union Street in Aberdeen to celebrate International Workers Day, and to call for solidarity across borders.

Shoppers again stopped to watch and wave, as the Guarana Drummers led the march from the West End to a rally at the Castlegate.

Organised by the ATUC, the march was joined by Dame Anne Begg, MP and Frank Doran, MP, and MSPs Lewis Macdonald and Richard Baker, as well as a number of Labour Councillors from Aberdeen City's administration.

Rally at Castlegate
Rally at Castlegate

Humphrey joins the May Day March once again

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Update April 2014

May day 2014Come along to the May Day March and Rally 2014 and celebrate solidarity across borders

Celebrate International Workers Day. Join with us in a family friendly march down Union Street to demonstrate your opposition to austerity and to show solidarity across borders. The 2014 May Day March and Rally will gather at Rubislaw Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen at 11am.

Organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC), it will march off at 11.30am down the full length of Union Street, to a Rally in the Castlegate at 12.15 where there will be a variety of speakers.

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UNISON marchers at last years May Day march

Alan Robertson, President of the ATUC urged union members, their families and friends, and community activists to attend the march and rally in numbers.

He said, "Once again marchers will be able to march the whole length of Union Street so it is really important that as many trades union and community activists as possible turn out.

"Please bring your banners, flags, pendants and signs to make the march and rally as colourful as possible."