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

Youth unemployment increasing in two-thirds of Scotland’s local authorities

11th August 2010

The number of 18-24 year olds claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for over 6 months has increased in 20 of Scotland’s local authorities since last year and fallen in only 7 according to a TUC analysis published ahead of the latest ONS unemployment statistics today (Wednesday).

STUC on Bank Profits

6th August 2010

Commenting at the end of a week during which a number of UK banks announced large profits and new surveys confirmed rising house prices in Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

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