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STUC 2017 St Andrew’s Day Anti-Racism March and Rally

22nd November 2017

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Annual St Andrew’s Day March and Rally takes place on Saturday 25th November. The theme of this year’s event is “No Racism: Educate, Agitate, Organise”. Trade unionists, community groups, religious groups, and campaigners will take to the streets of Glasgow to denounce racism and promote equality, fairness, and justice for all citizens of Scotland.

STUC on the Budget

22nd November 2017

Responding to the Chancellor’s budget statement Grahame Smith STUC General Secretary said: “It is clear that the UK Government’s economic strategy lies in ruins. Austerity is a failed policy that is heaping undue misery on people across the UK. It is economic illiteracy in the extreme and yet the Chancellor has rejected another opportunity to change course.

14th Annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Disabled Workers Conference

17th November 2017

The 14th Annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Disabled Workers Conference will take place this weekend (18th & 19th November 2017) in Clydebank. Disabled workers from across Scotland will join together to discuss and debate issues affecting them both in the workplace and in wider Scottish society. Sharon Sweeney, from the UCU, who will chair the Conference said: ‘This annual conference is a reminder of the positive contribution that disabled people can make to our workplaces, our communities and the economy if the barriers we face are removed. We have a huge amount of skills and talents to offer – we must use our collective power to break down these barriers so that we can fully participate in and enjoy life.

STUC on BiFab

16th November 2017

Commenting in advance of the BiFab Rally organised by the GMB and Unite unions and supported by the Scottish TUC at the Scottish Parliament today, STUC General Secretary, Grahame Smith, said:

STUC on ONS Labour Market Report

15th November 2017

Commenting on the latest release from the ONS Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “The fall in employment with an increase in inactivity is just the latest disappointing figure to be released about our labour market. For too long positive headline economic data has been used by politicians to avoid dealing with the harsh realities of our economy. Hopefully today’s figures will help sharpen the Chancellor’s mind about the state of the labour market which is scarred with insecurity and low quality work. The impact of low quality work is having a negative effect, not just on workers, but the wider economy, as evidenced by the sharp rise in hospitality sector vacancies.

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STUC Information Guide Scottish Employment Tribunals

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