STUC News releases

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.

STUC on Proposed Blacklisting Compensation Scheme

10th October 2013

Speaking in response to the proposal from several companies to set up a Construction Workers Compensation Scheme for Blacklisted Workers, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

STUC and Scottish Living Wage Campaign respond to major disappointment in Procurement Reform Bill

4th October 2013

Peter Kelly said on behalf of the Scottish Living Wage Campaign: "The fact that the Scottish Government now pays the living wage to all of its employees makes the decision to exclude the Living Wage from the Procurement Reform Bill all the more disappointing. We believe that if the political will and commitment is there, then a way could have been found to ensure that the Living Wage became part of procurement process in Scotland.

STUC Black Workers Conference in Glasgow

4th October 2013

The 17th annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Black Workers Conference will gather in Glasgow today (Saturday 5th October) and high in its agenda will be the impact of austerity on Black and Minority Ethnic workers and communities.

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