Branch members join hundreds to celebrate May Day and march for equality, social justice and workers rights
Branch members joined more than five hundred people from trade unions and campaigning groups, including a number of key local politicians and friends of the ATUC, to march along Union Street on Saturday 2nd March to celebrate International Workers’ Day and to call for an end to austerity.
Led off by the Guarana Drummers, the march was both colourful and noisy as banners and placards were held aloft and marchers moved to the beat of the drums. Passersby stopped to watch, wave and to take photos, and to show their support for the marchers. Somewhere along the route, the sun came out and the weather stayed fine and Springlike as marchers gathered for an outdoor rally at the Castlegate.
Branch Chair and Vice President of the ATUC compered the Rally where speaker after speaker called for an end to austerity and solidarity across borders.
Click here for a full report of the march and rally on the ATUC site
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Join us at the Aberdeen May Day March and Rally 2015 - Austerity doesn't work
Celebrate International Workers Day on Saturday 2nd May. Join with us in a family friendly march down Union Street to demonstrate your opposition to austerity, which the past five years have shown just doesn't work for ordinary people or for the economy. Only the already very rich are doing well.
The 2015 May Day March and Rally will gather at Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen at 10.30am.
by Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC), it will march off at
11.00am down the full length of Union Street, to a Rally in the Castlegate at 12 noon where there will be a variety of speakers including trade unions, politicians and community activists.
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Kate Ramsden, Branch Chair, urged union members, their families and friends, and community
activists to attend the march and rally in numbers.
She 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."