STUC News releases

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.

CWU receive 2009 STUC Health and Safety Award

21st April 2009

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that Graeme Russell, Regional Safety Secretary for the Communication Workers Union (CWU), is this years recipient of the STUC Health and Safety Award for his work in promoting and developing positive partnership working in protecting the health, safety and welfare of CWU members in the Edinburgh and Borders Branch.

STUC on Harriet Harman Speech to Congress

20th April 2009

Commenting on Harriet Harman’s speech to STUC Congress 2009, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “The STUC hoped that during this Congress political speakers would address both the changing economic times and the need to assist those hardest hit by recession.

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