Decent Work Dignified Lives - STUC announces speaker line-up for major conference

October 10th 2014

Hilton Hotel Glasgow Wednesday 15th October 2014

What are the key policy interventions we need to tackle inequality through a fairer labour market and better welfare?

And what powers should be devolved to increase the capacity of the Scottish Government to deliver?

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

“The aspirations for a fairer economy were central to the referendum debate, but all too often the policy detail did not match the ambition. We are now in a period in which Scottish policy-makers must move that agenda forward using existing powers and calling for further powers which will make that task more achievable.

“There is an important and continuing debate about how tax and welfare contribute to a better society, but until recently, far too little attention has been paid to the need to create and sustain quality, secure employment and to tackle the low wage economy.

“This conference will examine important and, in some cases, ground-breaking ideas, presenting challenges to all policy makers, including trade unionists.

Plenary speakers include:

First Minster Alex Salmond MSP

Professor Danny Blanchflower

Frances Coppola

Professor Karel Williams

Grahame Smith STUC General Secretary

Senior Labour Party representative

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For further information contact Dave Moxham 0141 337 8100

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