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

Stand up to Racism on March 21st

19th March 2015

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is joining a range of anti-racist groups, civil society organisations and concerned citizens to march on Saturday 21st March in Glasgow against racism. The 21st March is UN Anti-Racist Day and a range of demonstrations have been organised across Europe, including in London, Cardiff and Glasgow, to show our opposition to rising levels of racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

STUC Budget Reaction

18th March 2015

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget Statement, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “This Budget was clearly designed to meet the political challenge of the forthcoming general election rather than the significant economic and social challenges facing the UK. The windfall provided by falling inflation should have been reinvested in vital infrastructure to further embed the recovery and support good jobs, not pay down debt that is currently being serviced at historically low interest rates.

STUC and Scottish churches concerned at reports of hunger strikes at Dungavel, call for urgent meeting with detainees

18th March 2015

Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “The STUC and other Scottish civil society organisations we have contacted are very concerned at reports of large numbers of detainees refusing food at the Dungavel Detention Centre.

STUC on Labour Market Statistics

18th March 2015

Commenting on the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: "In advance of today's Budget, this is a worrying set of statistics for Scotland: unemployment is up and employment is static. Scotland is one of only two nations and regions of the UK to register an increase in unemployment over the past three months.

STUC on GERS report

11th March 2015

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “Today’s report is a sobering reminder of some of the risks of full fiscal autonomy for Scotland. The STUC has consistently argued that whilst Scotland’s funding settlement with the UK is entirely fair in the context of its historic and anticipated fiscal contribution, there are real risks associated with the volatile nature of oil revenues. It is for this reason that we argued for a combination of increased tax devolution and a continuing block grant as the best mechanism for secure and predictable funding for Scottish public services.

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