Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Celebrate May Day 2013 #mayday13

1 May 2013

Details of the May Day march and rally in Glasgow on Sunday 5 May and on Saturday in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Irvine, are below and on the STUC website

Also, see today's STUC news release sending solidarity to workers and their families across Europe who are protesting against austerity this May Day.

Saturday 4th May 2013


ABERDEEN (organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council

Assemble: 11am Rubislaw Terrace, March down Union Street. Rally: Castlegate

For more information contact: Brian Carroll on 07826 890 342.


DUNDEE (organised by Dundee Trades Union Council)

Assemble 11.30 am Hilltown Park

Rally12 noon , Albert Square at Burns’ Statue

Speakers to be confirmed.

For more information contact : Mike Arnott,, 07951 443656

Edinburgh & Lothians

EDINBURGH & LOTHIANS (organised by Midlothian TUC/Edinburgh & Lothians May Day Committee)

Assemble 11.00 am Johnston Terrace

March off 11.30 am to Pleasance Theatre for rally

Speakers Lynn Henderson (PCS) Mike Dailley (Govan Law Centre) Susan Archibald (Disability Rights Activist) Stacey Devine (NUS).

Music from Wendy Weatherby Penny Stone and Stockbridge Pipe Band

Compere: Susan Morrison

There will also be workshops on Stop Trident / No to Nato, Music and Organising Migrant Workers.


IRVINE (organised by Irvine and North Ayrshire Trades Union Council)

Assemble 10.30 am Vineburgh Centre, Quarry Road, Irvine

March off 11.00 am to Vineburgh Centre for rally with speakers, stalls and entertainment

Speakers include:

Bruce Kent, former General Secretary of CND

For more information contact: Arthur West on 07826127759

Sunday 5th May 2013


GLASGOW (organised by Glasgow Trades Union Council)

The Glasgow May Day celebrations will take place this year in the O2 Academy, Eglinton Street.

Assemble: 11.30 am George Square

March off: 12 noon

Rally: O2 Academy

Speakers include Neil Findlay MSP, Alvaro Sanchez the Political Counsellor from the Venezuelan Embassy, Lillian Macer -Convenor UNISON Scotland, No2 Bedroom Tax Campaign and Tommy Gorman.

For more information contact: Tricia Donnelly on 0141 334 9983


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