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STUC Warns Against Complacency Following Reduction in Workplace Fatalities

28th June 2011

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has given a cautious welcome to the news this morning that workplace fatalities have fallen significantly in Scotland. The HSE have released figures for the year to 31 March 2011 showing that fatal injuries at work have fallen from 23 in 2009/10 to 15 this year.

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STUC Youth Conference 2011 – A Better Way for Young People

24th June 2011

The 71st Annual STUC Youth Conference will take place in Glasgow at the STUC Centre, over the coming weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, 2011. The Conference takes place during growing uncertainty for young people in Scotland. Over the weekend young trade unionists from across Scotland will debate a number of issues including, youth unemployment, protecting public services, education and housing.

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STUC Response to Scottish Government Statement on Public Sector Pensions

22nd June 2011

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) welcomes the tone and much of the content of the statement made by John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, on the crisis facing members of public sector pension schemes. In recognising that the proposals put forward by the Coalition Government to increase contributions are unfair and unjust, the Cabinet Secretary shows understanding of the damage the proposals will do to ordinary public service workers at a time when public sector pay freezes are already reducing their standard of living by hundreds and in many cases thousands of pounds per year.

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Parliament calls for a Better Way for Scotland

21st June 2011

Speaking in advance of the Members debate in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 22nd June, Grahame Smith STUC General Secretary said “The STUC‘s priorities remain Jobs, Services, Fair Taxation and a Living Wage.

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STUC anger as Coalition breaks Pensions Pledge to Women

20th June 2011

The Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) has added its voice to campaign groups calling for the Government to honour their pledge not to discriminate against women as they try to force through change in the state pension age.

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