29th April 2016

May Day weekend ( and beyond)

SNPTUGThis year May Day falls on a Sunday and many events are taking place across Scotland this weekend and next to celebrate the day of the workers. This year the STUG urge maximum turnout by members in joining their trade union comrades to show the SNP’s fight against the Tories anti-trade union laws and attacks on workers.

Mobilise with your fellow members to join a major day for workers as we come together to celebrate our successes and build momentum for the battles ahead. Make sure your SNP banners are at May Day events near you.

We need the support of you, your friends, family and work colleagues to resist these concerted attacks on workers rights.

A list of events is below:

Saturday April 30th


The Aberdeen May Day march and rally, organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC) will take place on Saturday 30 April 2016.

Marchers will gather and meet at Rubislaw Terrace at 11am. The march will commence at 1130am and will march down the full length of Union St to the Castlegate, where a rally will be held, at 1215pm, with various speakers (local politicians, Councillors, ATUC officials, local community and activist speakers).


Assemble Cowgate Underpass at 11:40am, march off 12 noon, Rally at Albert Square, Burns’ Statue 12.20 pm.


Assembling at 10:30 at the Mercat, Rally at Adam Smith Theatre

Sunday May 1st


Assemble 11.00 for 11.30 at George’s Square, Rally at the Old Fruitmarket 12.15


Helen Conner, EIS and STUC president

Brenda Callaghan trade union organiser representing the 1916 commemoration of the Easter rising Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West addressing the Trade Union Bill

The SNP TUG bloc will meet at 11am at the statue of Robert Burns in George Square.

Saturday May 7th


The theme of this year’s march and rally is ‘Workers Rights Are Human Rights’. We will be assembling at 11.30 and marching at 12.00 to a rally in the Pleasance.

Mary Alexander (UNITE) will speak on the Trade Union Bill, Pinar Aksar on Migrant Workers Rights and Jim Slaven on the socialist and Trade Union legacy of James Connolly.


Organised by Irvine and North Ayrshire Trades Union Council Irvine and North Ayrshire Trades Union Council May Day March at 12 noon in Vineburgh Community Centre Quarry Rd Irvine.

Rally in Vineburgh Community Centre Quarry Road Irvine at 1pm.

Speakers are Susi Malik a campaigner against people trafficking, Phil McGarry chair of People’s Assembly Scotland and Jim Henry from the Ayrshire Palestine Forum.