STUC News releases

STUC deeply disappointed at provisions of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill. Pledges to campaign for Stage 2 amendments to protect trade union members

7th February 2014

Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said “Having engaged constructively in the long process of review and consultation leading up to this Bill, STUC is both frustrated and deeply disappointed, that our two key concerns have been ignored by the Scottish Government.

STUC Urges Young Voters to Register

5th February 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has urged all young people to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the referendum on 18th September. Today, Wednesday 5th February, marks voter registration day and the STUC is encouraging all young people entitled to vote to make sure that vote counts.

STUC welcomes Bedroom Tax announcement

3rd February 2014

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: "The Bedroom Tax has been a campaigning priority for STUC since the announcement of the measure in 2012. It is testament to the campaigning activities of a whole range of community organisations that we have achieved some respite for those affected by the Tax. STUC also recognises that both the Scottish Government and the Scottish Labour Party have consistently opposed the Bedroom Tax, even if they have hitherto, not seen eye to eye on the tactics required to eliminate it. We are delighted that agreement now appears to have been reached"

STUC on labour market statistics

22nd January 2014

Commenting on publication of the latest set of official labour market statistics for Scotland published today Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:


21st January 2014

Scottish Peoples Assembly Launch Saturday 25th January 2014, 11:00AM – 2:00PM St. Stephens Church 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

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