STUC News releases

STUC on rise in zero-hour contracts

2nd September 2015

Responding to new official statistics published today confirming that the number of people employed on zero-hours contracts increased by 19% in the year to June 2015, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

Older Women in Scotland – looking to the Future

24th August 2015

The publication of a report ‘Older Women and Work – Looking to the Future’ today from the Scottish Commission on Older Women, brings to the fore the experiences of older women seeking to remain in, or re-enter, the labour market. With rising numbers of women over the age of 50 in the labour market in Scotland, Government, employers and trade unions have roles to play in ensuring good quality employment with sufficient flexibility and training opportunities, recognising changing family and caring responsibilities too.

STUC Attacks Tories Failure to Support Disabled People into Work

21st August 2015

Following the revelation that the DWP falsified testimonies from “benefit” claimants who had positive experiences of being sanctioned the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has revealed further evidence of Iain Duncan Smith’s policy of attacking the most vulnerable of our society.

Fairer Work practices

10th August 2015

£100,000 as part of formal response to the Working Together review. The STUC will receive £100,000 to implement recommendations on progressive workplace practices. The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work Roseanna Cunningham as part of the Scottish Government’s formal response to the Working Together review in Inverness.

STUC comment on government plans for public sector workers to lose the right to have union fees deducted from wages

6th August 2015

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “This latest move represents another Government attempt to poison the employer/employee relationship and flies in the face of the progress we have made in Scotland to create a positive industrial relation landscape.

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