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STUC 2015 St Andrew’s Day March and Rally - No Racism: Refugees Welcome Here

26th November 2015

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Annual St Andrews Day March and Rally takes place Saturday 28th November. The event this year has the theme ‘No Racism: Refugees Welcome Here’

STUC on Spending Review and Autumn Statement

25th November 2015

Speaking after the Chancellor had announced his Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “Once again the Chancellor has used selective statistics to overstate both the strength of the recovery and the extent to which the benefits of recovery are being shared. Scotland’s workers, especially the low paid, will struggle to reconcile the glowing economic picture he painted with the reality of their daily lives.

STUC responds to the possible deliberate fire at a Mosque

17th November 2015

Speaking after BBC reports of a possible deliberate fire at a Cultural Centre in Bishopbriggs that is used as a Mosque by the Muslim Community Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress said:

Fiscal framework has the potential to make or break the new devolution settlement

17th November 2015

*Deputy First Minister should refuse to sign up to Fiscal Framework unless the right block grant adjustment can be agreed* STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith today warned that key new powers enshrined in the Scotland Act could become a poisoned chalice if the Fiscal Framework currently being negotiated between the Scottish and UK Governments fails to meet the ‘no detriment’ principle as agreed by the Smith Commission.

Message of Condolence from the STUC following events in Paris

16th November 2015

Grahame Smith, the General Secretary of the STUC has sent a message of support to the French trade unions

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Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture Tuesday 24 November 2015

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The 3rd Annual Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights will be delivered by Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland. The meeting will be chaired by Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the STUC. The event itself is fully booked, so the STUC is holding a special discussion event and will be organising a live feed to for individual use. Further details to follow.

SRTRC film

Holiday Pay Claims Explained

If you are paid less than your normal pay when you take a holiday then you might have a claim against your employer worth thousands of pounds. You will have a claim if you normally receive additional payments on top of your basic salary

STUC Information Guide Scottish Employment Tribunals

Tribunals guide STUC publishes Information Guide to Scottish Employment Tribunals. Download a copy here.

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