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Councillors welcome new pledges to support female employees through pregnancy loss and menopause

Councillors welcome new pledges to support female employees through pregnancy loss and menopause News Image IFrampton Mon, 21/11/2022 – 11:39 am   Aberdeen City Councillors today (Monday 21 November) endorsed two new pledges to support female employees who have experienced pregnancy loss or are going through the menopause. The pledges were approved at the Council’s Staff Governance Committee and will be formally ratified by Convener, Councillor Neil Copland and Vice Convener, Councillor Gill Al-Samarai. The Pregnancy Loss Pledge is run by the Miscarriage Association and has been signed by many public and private organisations. Councillor Copland also extended an invitation to the group leaders and two independent councillors sign the pledges.   The main purpose of the Pledge is to urge employers to commit to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage, by meeting a pregnancy loss standard that ensures that employees are supported and get the time off they need during what can be a difficult or traumatic time.   The Menopause Workplace Pledge is run by Wellbeing of Women and has been signed by the Scottish Government, the House of Commons, the Civil Service, as well as many other public and private sector organisations in the UK.   The main purpose of the Menopause Workplace Pledge is to get organisations to commit to being a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause.   Councillor Al-Samarai, said: “I am delighted that as a council, we have collectively and rightly – agreed to formalise our approach to supporting those members of staff among our almost 6000 female employees who may have suffered the heartbreak of pregnancy loss or who may be impacted by going through the menopause.   “These are life changing events which can have an enormous impact on women and it is absolutely correct that we do everything we can to support those who are affected by them.   “As a caring employer we have many support mechanisms already in place but by signing the pledges we are reinforcing the positive message to staff who may be struggling that they need not suffer in silence; we can help them.”   Signing up to both pledges will see the Council review its existing relevant policies and procedures in line with its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan and with engagement and inclusion with relevant working groups, to determine if any…



Aberdeen Responsible Business event 2022

Aberdeen Responsible Business event 2022 News Image delliot Thu, 10/11/2022 – 10:53 am Community Planning Aberdeen is holding its annual Aberdeen responsible business event in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC).    The theme of the event will be surrounding the cost-of-living crisis and ways businesses can get involved in supporting communities and people within Aberdeen.   Established in 2020 with just two founding business partners, the Aberdeen Responsible Business network has grown to 191 members and 21 actively engaged Responsible Business Partners.   Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader, Councillor Alex Nicoll, said: “I am so pleased that the event is taking place in person for the first time in 3 years.   “Aberdeen Responsible Business event provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses to come together and learn from one and other. We know first hand the vital role that businesses, small and large, can play in responding to crisis in the short and longer term. We urge anyone interested to sign up to attend.”   The event will provide an opportunity for the business  community to contribute corporate social responsibility efforts towards lasting, transformational change by working with Community Planning Aberdeen to deliver the City’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP).    Louisa Macdonell, Business in the Community Scotland Director, said: “With one in 10 people living in Scotland saying that they will need to rely on food and warm banks over the next six months, organisations need to ensure that they understand how they can support their employees, customers, suppliers and communities right now. The cost-of-living crisis is causing worry and stress for people across the UK and Responsible Businesses can help by paying the Real Living Wage, offering flexible working options, targeting support for their customers and watching out for their employees on lower incomes who may be struggling to make ends meet.”   The format of the day will include discussions from keynote speakers and workshops aimed at offering attendees: A deeper understanding about the issues impacting the City and how business can help, An opportunity to hear what other members are doing or are planning to do, The opportunity to share challenges and opportunities, Time for networking and collaboration.
  The event will also launch Living wage week in Aberdeen. It is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement across the UK and will take place 14th to the 20th of November 2022.   Aberdeen City Council…



Aberdeen City Libraries to celebrate Year of Stories 2022 with storytelling events for children

Aberdeen City Libraries to celebrate Year of Stories 2022 with storytelling events for children News Image IFrampton Fri, 28/10/2022 – 3:15 pm Aberdeen City Libraries is taking part in the Year of Stories 2022 this autumn with a series of storytelling sessions for children aged 8 to 11 exploring the wealth of traditional stories and folk tales from the North East.    As part of its ‘Aberdeen Voices: Iconic stories of childhood’ programme, together with the Grampian Association of Storytellers and local storyteller Pauline Cordiner, Aberdeen City Libraries will take a look at some of the iconic childhood tales from the North East.   Children can join the storytellers for a fascinating journey through stories from Aberdeen’s past, including The Beast of the Clash, Theft of a Smell and The Horseman’s Word.   Councillor Martin Greig, Aberdeen City Council’s Education and Children’s Services Convener, said: “There is a great wealth of stories from the north East so it is good to have this chance to focus on our local literature.   “Young people in particular will be able to enjoy the adventure of exploring and hearing about the characters and events.”   This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.   Marie Christie, Head of Development at VisitScotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting Aberdeen City Libraries through the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.   “Events play an important role in our communities as they sustain livelihoods and help to celebrate and promote our unique places, spaces and stories.   “By supporting events taking place within our communities, including the Aberdeen Voices Storytelling Sessions, new opportunities with be provided for locals and visitors to come together and find out more about the diverse stories, past and present, that our communities have to share.”   The events take place on the following dates:   Aberdeen Voices: Stories from the Northeast with Pauline Cordiner Aberdeen Central Children’s Library  Saturday 5 November, 11am to Noon   Aberdeen Voices: Iconic Childhood Tales with Grampian Association of Storytellers
Culter Library
Saturday 12 November, 11am to Noon   These sessions are suitable for children aged 8 to 11. Booking is essential.
To book, contact Aberdeen City…


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  • Hunt for the “Lost Toys” Christmas Trail Launched
    by korchard on December 1, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Hunt for the “Lost Toys” Christmas Trail Launched News Image korchard Thu, 01/12/2022 - 9:59 am Aberdeen’s Sculpture Trail has been re-imagined and returns to the city centre today with a fun interactive surprise.   Twelve sculptures have been placed across the city centre, each with a QR code printed on them. People following the […]

  • Community Planning Aberdeen approves new strategy for empowering city’s communities
    by IFrampton on December 1, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Community Planning Aberdeen approves new strategy for empowering city’s communities News Image IFrampton Thu, 01/12/2022 - 7:00 am The Community Planning Aberdeen Board, chaired by Aberdeen City Council co-leader Councillor Alex Nicoll, yesterday (Wednesday 30 November) approved a new strategy to help the city’s communities become equal […]

  • What the city’s gritting resources are this winter
    by kaallan on November 30, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    What the city’s gritting resources are this winter News Image kaallan Wed, 30/11/2022 - 2:31 pm Gritters are likely to be out on the city’s roads next week for the start of the winter gritting season with temperatures predicted to plunge to below 0C overnight. The forecast is to get colder at the weekend and into next with some sleet so […]

  • Consultation on proposed walking, wheeling, and cycling link on A96 at Dyce
    by kaallan on November 30, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Consultation on proposed walking, wheeling, and cycling link on A96 at Dyce News Image kaallan Wed, 30/11/2022 - 9:14 am An online consultation starts today (24 November 2022) for a proposed project which would deliver improvements for walking, wheeling, and cycling infrastructure along the A96 from Airport Road to Dyce Drive linking with […]