Category: Information

  • Thank You Julie

    Aberdeen Universities Branch bid a fond farewell to Julie Yackiminie as she stood down from her post as branch chair after many years of service to UNISON.  Colin Jones, UNISON Convener at the Robert Gordon University said, “I became involved in UNISON twenty years ago when Julie asked for people to help ‘give out leaflets’. …

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

    The Aberdeen Universities UNISON Branch would like to invite you to an event celebrating International Women's Day 2023.  Two talks by two women's rights activists who supported the women liberation movement in Aberdeen for many years. Wednesday March 8th 2023 at 12:30pm – 3pm Sir Duncan Rice Library, Lower Ground Seminar Room, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA…

  • Branch Christmas Competition 2018 – Results

    The branch held our prize draw for our fantastic Christmas Competition and we're pleased to announce we now have our five prize winners for this year. The prizes this year were: an amazing MSI GL62M Gaming Laptop, with NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics and Intel Core processor.  our ever popular Dinner and a Show for Two…

  • UNISON at Grampian Pride

    Today saw the first Grampian Pride march down Union Street in Aberdeen which had hundreds of people proudly raising their rainbow flags and enjoying the sunshine in an inspiring event by the LGBT+ community, joined by their friends and allies from all walks of life. Our new LGBT branch officers, Craig and Hamish were there…

  • RGU Agrees 35 Hour Week and Increased Holidays

    Members at the Robert Gordon University will have seen the email from the Principal, Prof Steve Olivier with regard to harmonising working hours and leave entitlement. UNISON are delighted that we have managed to achieve this agreement at RGU after many years.  To be clear for all staff, the 35 hour week and harmonisation of…

  • Branch Christmas Competition 2021 – RESULTS

    The branch held our prize draw for our fantastic Christmas Competition yesterday and we're pleased to announce we now have our three prize winners and fourteen runners up for this year. The prizes this year were: an amazing Acer Predator Gaming Laptop. two fantastic Apple iPad Minis (2021) and Fourteen runners up received £25 Vouchers!…

  • May Day March & Workers’ Memorial Day

    There are two major events coming up soon organised by the Aberdeen Trades Union Council which we'd encourage all branch member's to attend.  Aberdeen May Day March & Rally The annual May Day March for International Workers' Day will take place this year on Saturday 2nd May. All trade unions, community organisations, friends and families…

  • Young Members Weekend 2015

    Last week over 100 young members in UNISON met in Nottingham for a "Young Members" weekend.  As you'll see from the video they shot, they had a great conference and entered into some excellent discussions and debates. Are you under 27 and wondering about joining UNISON?  Are you already a young member in UNISON and…

  • UNISON supports Jeremy Corbyn

    UNISON has decided to nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership contest and Yvette Cooper as its second choice at the union’s National Labour Link committee today (Wednesday). UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:   “Jeremy Corbyn’s message has resonated with public sector workers who have suffered years of pay freezes, redundancies with too…

  • Branch Wins Scottish Communications Awards

    The branch has won two prizes in this year's UNISON Scottish Communications awards, with winners announced last weekend at UNISON's Scottish Council meeting. This year the branch submitted two entries, one for our relaunched printed newsletter sent out to members periodically.  This has been well received by members and we aim to continue to produce…