Growth, Jobs and Fairer Taxes are answer to budget deficit STUC tells Chancellor

10th June 2010

Speaking prior the annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Highlands and Islands Conference (12th June, Town House, Inverness) on publication of an STUC letter to the Chancellor in advance of the emergency budget on 22 June, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:

STUC condemns Gaza Relief attack deaths by Israeli forces

1st June 2010

In condemning the killing of innocent civilians by Israeli forces on board relief ships en route to Gaza, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions misses key point on low pay

27th May 2010

Responding to the speech delivered today (27th May) – ‘Welfare for the 21st Century’, Dave Moxham, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Deputy General Secretary said:

Importance of manufacturing acknowledged in Scottish Government-STUC communiqué

26th May 2010

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has today agreed a joint communiqué with the Scottish Government providing a clear framework for future work to support the manufacturing sector in Scotland.

Cuts to the Future Jobs Fund very bad news for young people in Scotland

24th May 2010

Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “There will be a modicum of relief that the Scottish Government has been allowed to put off implementing its share of cuts until next year, but as everyone recognises, this is pain deferred not pain removed” And he reacted angrily to announcements of cuts in the Future Jobs Fund.

New Development Fund for Workplace Skills

18th May 2010

More than 5,000 workers will benefit from learning and skills development through trade unions as a result of Scottish Government and European funding. In April this year, Scottish Union Learning launched its Development Fund. This is a new fund that will assist trade unions to develop their work around workplace learning and skills.

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