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STUC Holds 5th Annual LGBT Workers’ Conference

13th May 2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) trade union members from all over Scotland will gather in Glasgow this weekend (Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May) to debate a wide range of issues affecting LGBT people in the workplace and in Scottish Society.

STUC on Scottish election results

6th May 2016

STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The STUC congratulates Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP on its election victory. Whilst the SNP has fallen short of an overall majority and the Tories have strengthened their position, there remains a strong majority for progressive policies in the Parliament.

Offshore Coordinating Group on Puma 225 helicopter tragedy

3rd May 2016

Commenting after the Accident Investigation Board press conference in Norway, Tommy Campbell chair of the Offshore Coordinating Group said: "The Offshore Coordinating Group stands shoulder to shoulder with the Norwegian trade unions in their demand that the Puma 225 helicopter must be grounded until proof of the cause of Friday's tragic crash has been presented by the Accident Investigation Board.

Offshore Coordinating Group publishes new research into offshore safety

29th April 2016

The Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG) is today publishing a new report, ‘Safety Critical Offshore Workers in the UK Oil and Gas Sector: Hours, Shifts and Schedules’, commissioned from the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER), Strathclyde University. The report draws on current research evidence to consider the implications for health, safety and wellbeing of a change from two weeks offshore, two weeks onshore (2/2) to three weeks offshore/onshore (3/3) working schedules.

Workers gather throughout Scotland to mark Workers Memorial Day

28th April 2016

Over lunchtime today trade unionists will gather to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of injury at work or occupational diseases such as mesothelioma and commit to fight for safer and healthier workplaces across the world. Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said “HSE statistics show that 20 Scottish workers left home to go to work and did not return home in the last year, across the United Kingdom 192 families lost loved ones through work related injury.

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