“Tackling Recession in the Highlands and Islands” - STUC Conference of Trade Unions and Trades Union Councils

June 11th 2009

10.00-16.00 SATURDAY, 13 JUNE 2009

TOWN HOUSE, INVERNESS

This years Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Highlands and Islands Conference will be held on Saturday 13 June 2009 in the Town House, Inverness. The theme of this years Conference will be “Tackling Recession in the Highlands and Islands”

The keynote speakers will be Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism and Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary.

A panel session involving:

  • Cllr William ‘Ian’ Ross, Chair of Highland Council’s Planning, Environment and Development Committee and Cahir of Highland Economic Forum;

  • Charlotte Wright, Regional Director – Highland, Highlands and islands Enterprise; and,

  • Gordon McGuiness, Skills Development Scotland

will discuss the response to recession in the Highlands and Islands.

Workshop sessions will be held on the following subjects:

  • Living Wage for Scotland

  • Occupational Health

  • Health Inequalities in the Highlands and Islands

In the afternoon there will be a political question and answer Session involving:

Rhoda Grant MSP Scottish Labour Party

Mary Scanlon MSP Scottish Conservative Party

Cllr John Finnie SNP

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Stephen Boyd 0141 337 8100

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