STUC 21st Annual Black Workers’ Conference

6th October 2017

STUC 21st Annual Black Workers’ Conference Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October, 2017 Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank

With wages behind inflation, workers need a pay rise

13th September 2017

Commenting on the unemployment and wage statistics released today by the ONS, Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, said:

Derek Mackay’s commitment to lifting the Scottish Government’s pay cap is an opportunity to make good on their promises to restore living standards for public workers in Scotland, that have declined dramatically over the last decade.

10th September 2017

Derek Mackay’s commitment to lifting the Scottish Government’s pay cap is an opportunity to make good on their promises to restore living standards for public workers in Scotland, that have declined dramatically over the last decade.

STUC welcomes aspects of programme for government

5th September 2017

*Calls for above cost of living pay awards for hard pressed public service workers* Responding to the Programme for Government, STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The First Minister has laid out some imaginative and progressive ideas for the next period. We welcome the announcement of additional funding for the NHS.”

STUC predicts that unions will demand above inflation pay awards for all public service workers

4th September 2017

The average public service wage has fallen by over £3000 in real terms since the Great Crash. Workers will seek to recover their standard of living over the coming period

Wages still falling despite record low unemployment rates

16th August 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith says: “With unemployment at record lows, you would expect wages to rise as workers grain greater bargaining power in the labour market. This clearly is not the case as real average weekly earnings have fallen across the UK by 0.5% in the 3 months to June 2017. Serious questions about the health of our labour market continue, which underlines the economic illiteracy of Government policies that hold down pay in the current economic context.

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