At an event in the next-door Glasgow Women's Library, the STUC today broke ground on the site of its new premises along with Clyde Gateway, members of the Bridgeton community an, Cabinet Secretary Derek McKay
Grahame Smith, the General Secretary of the STUC said: “In weighing up very carefully everything associated with a possible move away from our current home in the west end of the city, the conclusion was that that the option of Landressy Street was the best fit for the long-term requirements of the STUC while also offering a genuinely unique opportunity to make a contribution to what is a world-class regeneration effort.
“Building community power and fighting for economic and social equality is written into the DNA of the STUC. So this is much more than a building for us, it’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger.
“We spent some time looking at the Landressy Street option, with the General Council and staff coming to the area to get a close-up look at the changes underway. We spoke at length with organisations and companies who had moved recently to Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, along with people who had been part of the fabric of the communities going back decades.
“It was particularly striking to hear real enthusiasm for everything that was happening. Everyone also felt they had an ability to make a difference to improve the quality of everyday life and it made perfect sense for us to want to sign-up to be part of it all.
“The new building is coming along very nicely and everyone is looking forward to making the move here later this year.