STUC on labour market statistics

11th February 2009

Commenting on today’s labour market statistics which show a rise in unemployment of 11,000 in the three months to December 2008, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC housing lobby: the start of a campaign for a massive house building programme in the council and housing authority sector

11th February 2009

Housing workers and tenants groups will today (Thursday 12 February) lobby the Scottish Parliament calling for a significant increase in house building in Scotland.

STUC Statement on Bashir Ahmad

9th February 2009

Speaking today STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said “The STUC was saddened to learn of the untimely death of Bashir Ahmad MSP, and we send our deepest condolences to Mr Ahmad’s family. The election of Mr Ahmad to the Scottish Parliament in 2007, as the first Black MSP, marked an important milestone, and he will be a significant loss to our Parliament”.

STUC on Interest Rates decision

5th February 2009

Commenting on the MPC’s decision to cut interest rates by half a point to 1%, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said:

STUC and Scottish Parliament Economy, Enterprise and Tourism Committee Joint Seminar: Economic and Social Models in Ireland, Norway and Sweden – a trade union perspective

5th February 2009

On Tuesday 10 February the STUC and the Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will hold a joint seminar, Economic and Social Models in Ireland, Norway and Sweden – a trade union perspective, in the Scottish Parliament.

STUC on Scottish Budget deal

4th February 2009

Commenting on news that Labour and the Lib Dems had reached agreement with the Scottish Government on the Scottish Budget, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

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