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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.

Speech by STUC General Secretary to the UNITE INEOS rally in Grangemouth calls for new owners

21st October 2013

Speech by STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith to UNITE members attending the rally at INEOS in Grangemouth on 20 October

STUC on Scottish Employment and Growth Statistics

16th October 2013

Responding to today’s publishing of UK and Scottish employment and growth statistics, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: "Today's statistics continue to illustrate that the economy is stumbling forward when, by now, there should really be a brisk pace towards recovery. To the extent that there is any recovery at all, it is excruciatingly slow and dependent on low paid and insecure employment with the number of full-time jobs in the UK still 100,000 below the pre-recession level. There is no progress at a UK level towards the Bank of England's 7.0% unemployment target and wages have risen by less than one percent over the past quarter despite an annual inflation rate of nearly 3 percent.

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Holiday Pay Claims Explained

If you are paid less than your normal pay when you take a holiday then you might have a claim against your employer worth thousands of pounds. You will have a claim if you normally receive additional payments on top of your basic salary

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