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Health and wellbeing of young Scots tops STUC Youth Conference Agenda in Dundee

25th June 2009

The health and wellbeing of young Scots will be at the top of the agenda when the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Youth Conference meets in Dundee this weekend. Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport, Shona Robison will deliver the first keynote speech of the two day conference that will be attended by young trade unionists from across Scotland and other organisations with an interest in protecting the health and wellbeing of young people.

STUC Supports the Post Bank Coalition

25th June 2009

Commenting in advance of the Post Bank event in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon (Thursday 25 June), Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “As the first anniversary of the near collapse of HBOS and RBS approaches, the bonus culture is returning and precious little progress has been made on meaningful regulatory reform. People are quite rightly querying whether anything has changed.

STUC – ‘Foreign Secretary out of step on trade union boycott of Israel’

24th June 2009

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) today (Wednesday 24 June) rejected the Foreign Office’s “dismay” at trade union’s supporting boycotts of Israel, and suggested this is an indication that the UK Government is out of step with the views of workers on this matter.

STUC supports Palestinian Human Rights Case against the UK Government

17th June 2009

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) today The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) today (Thursday 18 June) added its support to the challenge of the Palestinian Human Rights organisation Al-Haq against the UK Government in British Courts.added its support to the challenge of the Palestinian Human Rights organisation Al-Haq against the UK Government in British Courts.

STUC on labour market statistics

17th June 2009

Commenting on today’s statistics which show a rise in unemployment in Scotland of 41,000 over the quarter, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “Today’s unemployment figures provide a stark rejoinder to those talking up green shoots in the economy. The inconvenient truth is that this recession remains in its infancy in terms of job losses.

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