6th March 2014
Speaking after the death of Professor Ailsa McKay had been announced by Glasgow Caledonian University where she worked, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said, “With the tragically early passing of Professor Ailsa McKay the STUC has lost a great friend, colleague and counsel. Ailsa always had time to help and support any project which sought to improve the lives of working people and she made a particularly special contribution to the work of our Women’s Committee and Close the Gap project.
28th February 2014
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has welcomed the initiative of the Scottish Government to offer asylum to any Ugandan persecuted by their Government’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act.
26th February 2014
It is estimated that over one million adults in Scotland lack basic digital skills, despite various initiatives to stimulate digital participation and develop digital skills*. Additionally, official statistics in the United Kingdom show that 10% of the population have dyslexia**. Trade Unions, and in particular Union Learning Reps, are uniquely placed to tackle these issues in the workplace, and are able to provide on-site support to workplace learners.
20th February 2014
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19th February 2014
Commenting on the latest set of official labour market statistics for Scotland published today, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “It is always dangerous to read too much into one set of ONS figures but today’s report does provide some cause for sober reflection. The big fall in unemployment witnessed in last month’s figures hasn’t been sustained with the Scottish rate now back to over 3% above its trough of summer 2008.
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