Scottish Parliament debate on the response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (AGER) report

12th August 2020

Following news that the UK has been the worst hit by falls in growth and ahead of the Scottish Parliament debate on the response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (AGER) report, the STUC has called on the Scottish Government to bring forward clear job saving proposals for the immediate term as well as providing a medium and longer term investment strategy to create sustainable jobs.

STUC urges Scottish Government to adopt Fair Rents Bill

12th August 2020

With precarious work increasing, and low pay remaining endemic, many workers are facing a triple whammy of a fall in relative wages, increases in rent and high fuel bills.

Grades debacle

11th August 2020

Grades debacle has been a slap in the face for pupils and hard-working teachers and exposed the failure of successive governments to tackle the root causes of an unequal and class ridden economy

Increase in Zero-hour contracts could be thin end of the wedge unless employers are held to account says STUC

11th August 2020

The STUC has called on bar, restaurant and accommodation workers to monitor employers and share information with colleagues as figures released today indicate a shortage of work and increase in zero hours contracts that risks putting workers even more at the mercy of bosses.

STUC Black Workers Committee Raises Concerns with SQA

10th August 2020

The Scottish Trades Union Congress Black Workers Committee has today written to the SQA to raise concerns about the re-grading of pupil’s exam results and the lack of ethnicity data gathering from the SQA.

Scottish Government’s Economic Recovery Implementation Plan does not match up to the scale of the crisis

5th August 2020

Despite some welcome initiatives and commitment to Fair Work, Scottish Government’s Economic Recovery Implementation Plan does not match up to the scale of the crisis and the need to build back better

STUC welcomes Scottish Government COVID-19 call centre guidance. Calls on employers to heed stronger Scottish guidance and to engage with unions to ensure a proper risk assessment process

3rd August 2020

Collective action is key to stopping tidal wave of redundancies, says STUC as first phase of furlough scheme comes to an end

31st July 2020

Scottish Government correct to sound alarm over UK single market white paper.

30th July 2020

UK Government would use single market provisions to undermine Scottish Parliament powers.

Listen to school staff, says STUC, as First Minister announces schools return from August 11th

30th July 2020

The STUC has called for the Government and local authorities to heed the advice of teachers and the whole education workforce to ensure that schools are safe environments for pupils and staff.

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