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STUC on labour market statistics

15th May 2013

Responding to the latest official labour market statistics published today, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “This is another encouraging set of labour market statistics for Scotland and it is particularly pleasing to see women starting to benefit.

STUC on Scottish Government Banking Strategy

10th May 2013

Responding to the Scottish Government paper ‘Sustainable, Responsible Banking’ published today, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “The STUC welcomes this contribution to the on-going debate over the future of banking in Scotland. It’s important the Scottish Government recognises that the status quo isn’t an option and that banks have singularly failed to support growth in the productive economy with patient, committed capital. The prominence given to alternative business banking business models and credit unions is also welcome.

STUC holds 2nd Annual LGBT Workers’ Conference

10th May 2013

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) trade union members from all over Scotland will gather in Glasgow this weekend (Mercure Hotel, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May) to debate a wide range of issues affecting LGBT people in the workplace and in Scottish Society.

STUC Women’s Committee on Scottish Parliament Childcare Debate

8th May 2013

Speaking prior to this afternoons debate on Childcare in the Scottish Parliament, Eileen Dinning (UNISON), the Chair of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Women’s Committee, said

STUC on Queen's Speech

8th May 2013

Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said “Bereft of a single new idea to tackle the economy the Coalition has turned to scapegoating and fostering insecurity. “It comes as no surprise that the supply-side ideologues in the Tory Party refuse to budge from their fantasy that making people easier to fire is the way to foster a secure and growing economy. And it is now wearingly familiar that they continue to use Vince Cable, who probably does understand the need for a demand-led recovery, to come up with these attacks on workers’ rights.

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