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STUC publishes Smith Commission proposals

31st October 2014

Dave Moxham, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Deputy General Secretary said: “Our submission to the Smith Commission challenges all sides to make compromises and put aside any thoughts of political advantage. “The referendum proved that many of those on both sides of the debate had an appetite for a fairer a society and an economy which empowers communities and working people.


30th October 2014

MONDAY/TUESDAY 3-4 NOVEMBER 2014 CONCERT HALL, PERTH The 2014 Annual Scottish TUC Women’s Conference will be held on Monday/Tuesday 3-4 November 2014, in the Concert Hall, Perth. With more delegates and visitors registered to attend than in previous years, the Conference will bring women together from many different employment sectors. Delegates from workplaces across Scotland will be speaking up for those most affected by austerity, and will be outlining many different campaigns on equality and social justice.


29th October 2014

Following the release of the annual report on workplace injury and ill-health by the Health and Safety Executive the STUC has called for the Government to reverse it attacks on the HSE and provide resources for the enforcement agency to do its work without Government interference. Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said “It is clear from these statistics that the 40% funding cuts imposed by the coalition Government on HSE along with their unwarranted ideological attacks on workplace health and safety by the Government and certain sections of the media are having an impact in Scotland.

STUC on Fair Work Convention

15th October 2014

Speaking at the STUC’s Decent Work, Dignified Lives conference after the First Minister had announced the establishment of a Fair Work Convention, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “The STUC enthusiastically welcomes the First Minister’s announcement today. The establishment of a Scottish Fair Work Convention, a key recommendation of the Working Together Review, signals a new approach to fair pay and industrial relations in Scotland. The approach stands in stark contrast to the policies of the UK Government.

Decent Work Dignified Lives - STUC announces speaker line-up for major conference

10th October 2014

**Hilton Hotel Glasgow Wednesday 15th October 2014** What are the key policy interventions we need to tackle inequality through a fairer labour market and better welfare? And what powers should be devolved to increase the capacity of the Scottish Government to deliver?

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