STUC News releases

STUC on BAE Job Losses

6th November 2013

Commenting on the announcement that over 800 BAE Systems jobs will be lost in Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “This very disappointing announcement will inevitably exacerbate the worry and stress workers and their families were already experiencing as they considered their job security post completion of the carriers. The loss of skilled, well-paid manufacturing jobs is also a major blow to the Glasgow economy at a time when its employment rate is fully 20% below Scotland’s best performing regions.

Scottish Living Wage Campaign calls for co-operation between Scottish Government and local authorities to ensure Living Wage is central to procurement contracts

5th November 2013

Peter Kelly, Director of the Scottish Poverty Alliance (which co-chairs the Scottish Living Wage campaign along with Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)) said: “We welcome the growing commitment at all levels of government to the Living Wage and the role it can play in lifting people out of poverty strengthening and regenerating local communities.

STUC Disabled Workers Conference Gathers in Dundee

1st November 2013

The 10th Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Annual Disabled Workers Conference takes place in Dundee, on Saturday 2 November, against a background of austerity measures that continue to hit disabled people and their families throughout Scotland.


25th October 2013

Reacting to the news that Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe has accepted Unite members’ proposals to keep the Grangemouth Petrochemical plant open, STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said.


23rd October 2013

Speaking after INEOS announced its intention to close and rapidly liquidate the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “The behaviour of INEOS is simply disgusting and it reveals the true nature of a feral private equity concern that clearly believes it has no social obligations whatsoever.

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