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STUC: Queen’s speech devoid of measures to protect workers or increase the pay of hard pressed public service workers. Brexit squabbles will continue

21st June 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The key message of the General Election was that whilst the Tories wanted to find a way to bury their Brexit squabbles, people across the UK wanted an alternative to austerity, protection for workers and more pay for dedicated public servants.

Scottish Trades Union Congress calls for the repeal of the Trade Union Act and improvements in workers’ rights to be a priority in Jeremy Corbyn’s Alternative Queen’s Speech.

20th June 2017

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has called on Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to make the repeal of the Trade Union Act and improvements in workers’ rights a priority in the Labour Party’s Alternative Queen’s Speech.

STUC on Labour Market Statistics

14th June 2017

Commenting on the unemployment figures for Scotland Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

Dodgy deal lacks credibility and stability

9th June 2017

Speaking after the announcement that Theresa May had struck a deal with the DUP to maintain power, STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said “Theresa May spent much of the election campaign attacking the so-called coalition of chaos. But it is her promise to deliver stability which is now in tatters.

STUC on General Election Result

9th June 2017

In response to the General Election result, Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) said: “Theresa May’s strategy in calling a snap election has spectacularly backfired. In just a few weeks, her arrogance and weak leadership has lost the Tory Party its Parliamentary majority, its austerity agenda has been soundly rejected, as has its systematic dismantling of our public services and its attacks on unions and on workers’ rights. Its hard Brexit strategy is in tatters. Her credibility is shot and she should go now

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