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STUC News releases

Communities across Scotland mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

28th April 2017

Throughout Scotland communities will gather on Friday 28th April to remember those killed or who have suffered injury at work. International Workers’ Memorial Day provides an opportunity for trade unions to reinforce their commitment to campaigning for safer and healthier workplaces where workers are protected from harm and treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

STUC elects its first Black President

26th April 2017

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

STUC General Council Statement on the General Election

26th April 2017

The Prime Minister has called this election, ostensibly to seek a mandate for her misguided hard Brexit strategy. Having previously ruled out the possibility of an election, and despite a commitment, entrenched in law, that the Parliament would run its full term until 2020, she has instigated a cynical and tactical U-turn. Her objective is transparently obvious - to take advantage of the current political climate to seek an increase in the Conservative’s Parliamentary majority and to free her Government from scrutiny over the difficult questions that will inevitably arise during the negotiations with the EU. The stage has been set for a single issue election, the narrow focus of which the Prime Minister believes will deliver her a comfortable victory.

Trade unions place women’s voices centre stage

25th April 2017

Addressing STUC Congress this afternoon, Annette Drylie, Chair of the STUC Women’s Committee and the GMB Scotland Equalities Forum, will outline the impact of austerity in local government and on women in particular.

STUC Equality Award Winner 2017

22nd April 2017

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that the recipient of the 2017 STUC Equality Award is Sharon Sweeney, President of the University and College Union (UCU) Branch at the University of Dundee.

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To mark the extended release of I, Daniel Blake across Scotland this weekend, here is an exclusive We Are All Daniel Blake speech video featuring citizens from across Scottish politics and activism.

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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