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STUC releases latest estimate of Scotland’s full-time employment deficit – now over the half million mark

17th January 2012

In advance of the new labour market statistics for Scotland which will be published tomorrow, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has released its latest estimate of Scotland’s full-time employment deficit, which at 502,655 or 18.6%, is far in excess of the unemployment rate of 8.5%. On publication of this estimate, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:

STUC call for Independent Referendum Commission

12th January 2012

Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has today (Thursday 12th January) written to the First Minister of Scotland, The Secretary of State For Scotland and the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party calling for the establishment of an independent Referendum Commission as follows:-

STUC on Referendum Announcement

10th January 2012

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The Secretary of State’s aim of ensuring the Scottish Parliament’s right to hold a legal referendum is welcome in that it potentially avoids protracted and divisive uncertainty on issues of legal competence which would have been to the detriment of the real debate.


STUC comment on TUC overtime statistics

22nd December 2011

‘Paid overtime down by a quarter from pre-recession peak’ Commenting on today’s TUC statistics STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

STUC on ‘Christmas on the Dole in Scotland’

20th December 2011

Commenting on the TUC's research which confirms that long term unemployment (JSA over 12 months) is rising faster in Scotland than any other nation/region of the UK and that Scotland also has 8 of the 10 local authority areas showing the largest percentage increases in long-term unemployment over the past year, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:

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