19th April 2010
STUC on claimants to vacancy ratios, youth unemployment and underemployment To coincide with the start of STUC Congress 2010 in Dundee, the (Scottish Trades Union Congress) STUC has today (Monday 16 April) published analysis of official data that challenges growing complacency over the state of the Scottish labour market:
15th April 2010
Ahead of its Congress next week and the General Election on May 6th, The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has today (Thursday 15th April) published its Manifesto for Rebuilding Collective Prosperity. At the Manifesto’s heart is a challenge to the apparent consensus which prioritises deficit reduction over investment in people and services.
25th March 2010
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has expressed concern that the announcement of a minimum wage for apprentices of £2.50 per hour will do little to attract young people into apprentices and absolutely nothing to improve retention rates in apprenticeships schemes. STUC General Secretary, Grahame Smith, said
24th March 2010
Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement in the House of Commons Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress(STUC), said:
18th March 2010
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions response to the inquiry by Lord Gill into the ICL explosion in Glasgow on May 2004 that led to the deaths of 9 workers and over 30 colleagues suffering major injuries.
18th March 2010
STUC on Economy Committee Banking Report Commenting on the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's report the Way Forward for Scotland's Banking, Building Society and Financial Services Sector, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: