STUC warns of alarming increase in unemployment figures

17th July 2018

Grahame Smith comments on labour market statistics

ONS Figures show meagre increases in wages, and no cause for celebration

15th June 2018

Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, on today's ONS report.

EU Withdrawal Bill

12th June 2018

Grahame Smith comments ahead of debate on amendments to EU Withdrawal Bill

STUC on Growth Commission Report

25th May 2018

“The approach of the Commission seems primarily to recommend further strategies without many tangible actions. There is a welcome recognition of the need for government, businesses, trade unions and civic society to work together in order to achieve inclusive growth. However, this stands in stark contrast to the lack of trade union and civic society engagement with the growth commission itself in the preparation of this report.

STUC urges UK Government to reach agreement with Scottish Government on Brexit

23rd May 2018

Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, has written to the Prime Minister to warn that restricting the Scottish Parliament’s powers for seven years post Brexit is inconsistent with the will of the Scottish people and the devolution settlement.

STUC welcomes Nicola Sturgeon condemnation of Syria airstrikes

16th April 2018

In her address to STUC Congress, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned this weekend’s ‘counterproductive military action’ as being ‘unlikely to take Syria a single step forward to peace and security’. Sturgeon warned that this is the latest act in a ‘power play’ that previously led to war in Iraq, and can ‘never, ever be allowed again’.

President's Address to 2018 STUC Annual Congress

16th April 2018

Satnam Ner, Prospect, is the President of the STUC. Read his official address in full.

Trade unions say adjustment to new technologies ‘will not be automatic’ and call for more workplace control of automation

16th April 2018

Trade unions have welcomed a new report by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trades Union Congress that acknowledges more must be done to address the causes and consequences of automation.

Likelihood of widespread industrial action increasing as trade unions focus on next Westminster and Scottish Budgets

16th April 2018

As unions gather in Aviemore for the 121st Scottish Trades Unions Congress, the prospect of increased industrial action over the coming year will be a central focus of debates.

STUC on Business Pledge Review & TUFWMF

22nd March 2018

STUC welcomes review of Business Pledge and further funding for the Trade Union Fair Work Modernisation Fund.

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