STUC on Article 50

29th March 2017

Responding to the triggering of Article 50, Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC on the Budget

8th March 2017

**Chancellor's tinkering with the economy will do nothing to improve security for workers** Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: 'Scotland and the whole of the UK is facing serious insecurity and uncertainty. Workers, as ever are bearing the brunt. 'The chancellor needed to announce an investment led budget, an end to austerity and commit to improving job security.

STUC on Dungavel decision

3rd February 2017

Commenting on the Home Office’s decision to retain the Dungavel Removal Centre Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said: “It is deeply disappointing that the Home Office has taken this decision. Dungavel has for too long been a symbol of all that is wrong in our immigration system and too many have suffered within its walls. Trade Unionists are clear that we must put an end to the use of detention. Our asylum system needs change at a fundamental level and continues to be riddled with issues around detention, unfair removals, improper questioning and destitution.

STUC on Brexit White Paper

2nd February 2017

Commenting on the White Paper on Brexit Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

Scottish budget requires further amendment to meet threat to jobs and services

2nd February 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: 'We acknowledge that there has been some movement towards redistribution and funding for local services, but not enough.

STUC responds to UK Government on Brexit White Paper

25th January 2017

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that a white paper will be produced on Brexit, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said:

STUC on the supreme court’s ruling on Article 50

24th January 2017

Responding to the supreme court’s ruling on the triggering of Article 50 Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said:

Donald Trump’s Inauguration

19th January 2017

Donald Trump’s inauguration will take place on the 20 January 2017 and marks formally the beginning of his Presidency. The Trade Union movement in Scotland has concerns about the approach taken by President Trump in the election campaign. Some of the statements made during this campaign were simply racist or misogynist and his open mocking of a disabled journalist was one of the many instances when Donald Trump failed to conduct himself with the dignity and integrity that the Office of President of the United States of America demands.

STUC on Labour Market Statistics

18th January 2017

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC respond to Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit

17th January 2017

STUC respond to Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit Responding to Theresa May’s Speech on Brexit Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary, said:

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