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STUC on unemployment statistics

15th September 2010

Speaking as official labour market statistics confirmed that unemployment in Scotland rose by 25,000 to 239,000 over the quarter to July 2010, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary, Grahame Smith, said: “The ongoing and steep rise in unemployment is a social and economic disaster for Scotland. Eventually the penny might drop with politicians that the country is experiencing a crisis of high and rising unemployment, low growth and low revenues. As more and more commentators are beginning to accept, we are not in a crisis of the public finances.

STUC analysis shows shocking rise in long-term unemployment

14th September 2010

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance for over 12 months has increased dramatically in Scotland since the labour market peaked in early 2008. Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) analysis of official statistics looked at the number of people claiming JSA for over 12 months in January 2008; the month in which the number of JSA claimants in Scotland was at its pre-recession lowest. It then looks at similar statistics for July 2010 and the percentage increase in Scottish local authority areas.

Latest update on Charles Atangana

17th August 2010

Following the success of the nationwide, NUJ-led campaign to secure Charles Atangana’s release from Home Office detention, attention now turns to the detailed work of winning a judicial review of Charles’ case.

STUC on labour market statistics

11th August 2010

Commenting on publication of the latest set of labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC saddened by death of Jimmy Reid

11th August 2010

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) were saddened to learn today of death of Jimmy Reid. General Secretary, Grahame Smith said

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