STUC News releases

STUC on the Trade Union Bill

15th July 2015

Following this morning’s publication of the Trade Union Bill, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:- “This Bill is vindictive, unfair and unnecessary. It is an attack on the fundamental human right of workers to withdraw their labour, a right enshrined in international Conventions to which the UK is a signatory and which it will now contravene. It is a Bill that tramples over our civil liberties and should be of concern not just to workers but to everyone who values the right to peaceful protest.

STUC Condemns T in the Park Work Practices and Demands a Real Living Wage for Workers

10th July 2015

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has called on T in the Park organisers to get to grips with poor employment practise in the operation of the festival bars, operated by Barcode Recruitment.

STUC Statement on Conservative Living Wage and Employment

8th July 2015

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) believes that proposals announced by George Osborne are being introduced to deliberately undermine the efforts of trade unions and organisations, such as the Scottish Living Wage Campaign, to aspire to a proper Living Wage set at a rate that lifts people out of in work poverty.

STUC on 2015 Budget

8th July 2015

Responding to today’s Conservative Government Budget statement Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), said: “Despite presiding over the slowest recovery on record, the Chancellor continues to pursue the very austerity policies which have failed to effectively tackle the deficit whilst cutting public spending on desperately needed public services.

STUC remains deeply concerned for welfare of detainees in light of HMIP Report

7th July 2015

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “Today’s Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) report vindicates the concerns that the STUC and civil society organisations have voiced with respect to the operation of the asylum system in Scotland and the welfare of detainees in Dungavel.

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