A conference for staff and reps involved in organising, union learning, branch-building, and campaigning
17th November 2017
The 14th Annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Disabled Workers Conference will take place this weekend (18th & 19th November 2017) in Clydebank. Disabled workers from across Scotland will join together to discuss and debate issues affecting them both in the workplace and in wider Scottish society. Sharon Sweeney, from the UCU, who will chair the Conference said: ‘This annual conference is a reminder of the positive contribution that disabled people can make to our workplaces, our communities and the economy if the barriers we face are removed. We have a huge amount of skills and talents to offer – we must use our collective power to break down these barriers so that we can fully participate in and enjoy life.
16th November 2017
Commenting in advance of the BiFab Rally organised by the GMB and Unite unions and supported by the Scottish TUC at the Scottish Parliament today, STUC General Secretary, Grahame Smith, said:
15th November 2017
Commenting on the latest release from the ONS Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “The fall in employment with an increase in inactivity is just the latest disappointing figure to be released about our labour market. For too long positive headline economic data has been used by politicians to avoid dealing with the harsh realities of our economy. Hopefully today’s figures will help sharpen the Chancellor’s mind about the state of the labour market which is scarred with insecurity and low quality work. The impact of low quality work is having a negative effect, not just on workers, but the wider economy, as evidenced by the sharp rise in hospitality sector vacancies.
14th November 2017
STUC calls on Scottish Trade Unionists to Support the BiFab Workers. GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called a march and demonstration in Edinburgh on Thursday 16 November.
6th November 2017
Responding to the Scottish Retail Consortium’s statement on the income tax debate, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: ‘While the Scottish Retail Consortium peddles itself as the voice of low-earners, its associates pay wages that leave families struggling to afford the cost of living.
2nd November 2017
Responding to the Bank of England announcement on interest rate rises, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “We are disappointed at today’s decision.