STUC publishes ‘Sectarianism and the Workplace’ Report

November 20th 2009

Speaking as the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) published the report ‘Sectarianism and the Workplace’, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:

“The STUC believes this report is a significant contribution to the ongoing debate about sectarianism in Scotland. It is very disappointing, if not wholly surprising, that the researchers found evidence that sectarianism persists in the Scottish workplace.

“The STUC will continue to work vigorously with Government and other stakeholders to tackle the scourge of sectarianism”.

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to tackling discrimination, wherever and whenever it arises.

“Our strategy for tackling sectarianism is based on funding key projects and bringing together organisations to work together to send a clear message throughout the country that sectarianism is never acceptable and never excusable.

“I welcome this STUC report which will add to our knowledge of how sectarianism impacts on Scottish workplaces and I am delighted that Nil by Mouth is now taking forward a sectarianism in the workplace project supported by £118,000 of Scottish Government funding”.

ENDS

Notes

The report is available for download here in pdf

This report was commissioned by the STUC with funding provided equally by the Scottish Government and Sense Over Sectarianism.

The report is being published as Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety hosts an event on the Scottish Government’s approach to tackling sectarianism at the Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow.

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