STUC News releases

Falls in unemployment welcome but quality of work still a concern

12th July 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith says: “The continued falls in unemployment are welcome but this single measure should not be used to obscure a wider debate on how our labour market is functioning.

STUC: Taylor Review is too weak to guarantee fair work

11th July 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “Whilst the Taylor Review has recognised and made recommendations to address some of the problems faced by precarious workers and those in the gig economy, it has not gone far enough to offer real hope.

STUC on Scottish GDP figures

5th July 2017

Commenting on the Scottish GDP figures Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), General Secretary said: “While it is welcome that Scotland has not entered recession, there are still tough times ahead with no end in sight for workers who have been struggling for the last ten years. Austerity is simply not working and with inflation now rising living standards are once again beginning to fall.

Growing confidence among young trade workers on show at STUC youth conference

30th June 2017

STUC Youth Conference 2017 will take place in the context of a massive increase in activity among young workers. Surge in young peoples’ activity in politics is also being seen in the workplace. STUC Youth Committee Chair and PCS members Sarah Spencer said:

STUC on EU citizen’s rights

26th June 2017

Commenting on the announcements on EU citizen’s rights, Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) said:

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