STUC News releases

A woman’s place is in her union

7th March 2013

To mark International Women’s Day, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is calling on all its affiliated unions to highlight the work that they do to protect women’s rights in the workplace. Women are facing changes in equality laws, pregnancy discrimination, reduced hours, and losses of childcare services in every local area. Applications for flexible working are not being considered, provisions for good health and safety at work are under-resourced, and training and education opportunities have been reduced.

GERS report on Scottish GDP should not be spun by either side of the independence debate

6th March 2013

Commenting on today's report Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said. "Today's figures confirm our view that neither side of the independence debate should be spinning messages on Scotland' fiscal position.

STUC welcomes shift towards social justice in referendum debate

22nd February 2013

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The STUC welcomes YES Scotland’s comprehensive and serious response to our A Just Scotland interim report. We will of course address the many arguments and challenges set out in the paper in a detailed and considered manner over the coming weeks. A Just Scotland was designed to provoke exactly this kind of constructive discussion and debate.

STUC on labour market statistics

20th February 2013

Commenting on the new labour market statistics for Scotland published today, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC on the Scottish Budget

6th February 2013

Speaking in reaction to the Scottish Budget today, Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

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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

STUC Information Guide Scottish Employment Tribunals

Tribunals guide STUC publishes Information Guide to Scottish Employment Tribunals. Download a copy here.

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