Aberdeenshire UNISON

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Aberdeen Trades Union Council invites you to come and join us in celebrating International Women’s Day.

The guest speaker is lifelong trade union activist, Jane McKay. Jane was an active member of the T&GWU, now UNITE, for many years. She represented her union on the STUC General Council and served for a number of years on the STUC Women’s Committee.

Women's Day BannerJane, until her retirement, was Secretary of the Glasgow Trades Council.

Jane will highlight some of the key issues where women’s participation – both past and present – has made a difference to women and men, both at home and internationally.

This is an opportunity for all trade unionists, political and community activists to recognise and celebrate the positive role of women in the trade union movement and in the wider community-based campaigns for a better life for everyone, based on equality, peace and justice.

All are welcome !

For further information contact Tommy Campbell at tommy.campbell@unitetheunion.org or on 01224 645271.

What is International Women's Day?
International Women's Day started in 1911 and is about celebrating the political, social and economic gains of women. Many risk violence and imprisonment fighting for the rights of their fellow workers and justice for all.

In Massachusetts young women mill workers won a dispute for fair pay and dignity at work exactly 100 years ago. In the UK hte Match girls 1888, the Chainmakers in 1910 and the Ford Dagenham workers in 1968 all won disputes for fair and equal pay, the latter now having been immortalised in film recently.

We celebrate International Womens Day 2012 against a background of continuing to fight together against the devastating impact cuts are having on ordinary women, our families, our colleagues and our communities.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to come along and join us at the ATUC Club, 13 Adelphi, Aberdeen on Thursday 8 March 2012 at 11am to celebrate International Women's Day.