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STUC on Labour Market statistics

19th February 2014

Commenting on the latest set of official labour market statistics for Scotland published today, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “It is always dangerous to read too much into one set of ONS figures but today’s report does provide some cause for sober reflection. The big fall in unemployment witnessed in last month’s figures hasn’t been sustained with the Scottish rate now back to over 3% above its trough of summer 2008.

STUC at the Scottish Parliament this week

17th February 2014

As MSPs come back to Parliament this week, there will be a number of opportunities to meet with trade union representatives from different sectors and professions across Scotland. The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) ‘Trade Union Week at the Scottish Parliament’ allows MSPs to meet with constituents from local workplaces, but also shines a spotlight on the valuable contribution that trade unions make to civic society and to the economy.

STUC to publish the second ‘A Just Scotland Report’ - Early excerpts on currency union

12th February 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) will publish its second ‘A Just Scotland Report’ on Thursday 20th February. In the context of the anticipated speech by George Osborne in which it is suggested he will rule out any prospect of a formal currency union with an independent Scotland, the STUC is releasing early excerpts from the report dealing with this issue.

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.

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