STUC News releases

Bob Crow

11th March 2014

Reacting to the news of the death of Bob Crow, leader of the Rail Union, RMT, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “Everyone at STUC is deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Crow. Since 2002, Bob led his union with courage and distinction and will be greatly missed, not just by his own members but by trade unionists across Scotland and the whole of Britain.

Paying the Living Wage through Procurement

11th March 2014

Scottish Living Wage Campaign issues a briefing and supports key amendment to Procurement Reform Bill.

STUC comment on the death of Professor Ailsa McKay

6th March 2014

Speaking after the death of Professor Ailsa McKay had been announced by Glasgow Caledonian University where she worked, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said, “With the tragically early passing of Professor Ailsa McKay the STUC has lost a great friend, colleague and counsel. Ailsa always had time to help and support any project which sought to improve the lives of working people and she made a particularly special contribution to the work of our Women’s Committee and Close the Gap project.

STUC welcomes asylum initiative for Ugandans facing persecution

28th February 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has welcomed the initiative of the Scottish Government to offer asylum to any Ugandan persecuted by their Government’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Everyday Skills are the Way Forward for Trade Unions

26th February 2014

It is estimated that over one million adults in Scotland lack basic digital skills, despite various initiatives to stimulate digital participation and develop digital skills*. Additionally, official statistics in the United Kingdom show that 10% of the population have dyslexia**. Trade Unions, and in particular Union Learning Reps, are uniquely placed to tackle these issues in the workplace, and are able to provide on-site support to workplace learners.

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