STUC News releases

Scottish Trade Unions Call for Boycott of Israel

24th April 2009

The Scottish Trades Union Congress this week backed boycotts and disinvestment, and called for sanctions against the state of Israel because of the state’s failure to comply with international laws and agreed principles of human rights.

STUC on Budget

22nd April 2009

Commenting on the Budget, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “Today it was confirmed that Scotland has entered recession at a faster pace than the UK. The human cost of recession was revealed in another substantial rise in unemployment.

STUC Recognises Learning Rep Dedication to Everyday Skills for Migrant Workers

22nd April 2009

James Lillis is no ordinary bus driver. He is also an award-winning Union Learning Representative for Unite. In this role, James makes learning opportunities accessible to all employees at First Glasgow. There are a large number of Eastern European migrant workers within the bus depot, so James learned to speak Polish. This has enabled him to help the migrant workers, and these workers return the favour by studying “Glaswegian”.

STUC Debates Boycott of Israel

22nd April 2009

STUC Congress will today debate whether to support boycott, disinvestments and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international laws and agreed principles of human rights.

STUC welcomes First Minister’s Announcement on a Scottish Investment Bank

21st April 2009

Commenting on the First Minister’s speech to STUC Congress 2009, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “The STUC welcomes the First Minister’s announcement today of the first steps towards the establishment of a Scottish Investment Bank; a long-standing policy objective for the STUC. We now look forward to discussing the detailed implementation plans with colleagues in the Government and enterprise agencies.

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