THURSDAY 8TH MARCH 2012
13 ADELPHI, ABERDEEN
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.
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
All are welcome !
For further information contact Tommy Campbell at email@example.com
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.