STUC News releases

Scottish Government Call to Westminster for increased capital spend must be matched by commitments on Scottish taxes

21st September 2009

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) will join Scottish Government coalition in pressing the Chancellor of the Exchequer to bring forward capital spending from 2011-2012 to 2010-2011, but the Cabinet Secretary for Finance must support his case by abandoning the Council Tax freeze.

STUC on Scottish Budget Statement

17th September 2009

Reacting to John Swinney’s statement on the draft Scottish Budget, Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) said

STUC on employment statistics

16th September 2009

Speaking as ONS data confirmed another rise in Scottish unemployment, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC Diageo Statement

2nd September 2009

'The Scottish Trades Union Congress fully supports today’s lobby of the Scottish Parliament by workers from Diageo’s Scottish sites. The lobby presents a major opportunity for politicians from all parties to show their opposition, before this afternoon’s ministerial statement and the subsequent member’s debate, to the proposed restructuring of Diageo in Scotland which would result in 900 job losses.

STUC on UK GDP figures

28th August 2009

Commenting on the revisions to the UK GDP figures for the second quarter of 2009 which show that the economy contracted by 0.7% and not 0.8%, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

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