STUC BLOG: The Carillion Carrion - the Decaying Model of Public-Financed Procurement

15th January 2018

The news that multinational construction and facilities management company, Carillion, has gone into liquidation, has left thousands of workers not knowing if their wages, pensions or jobs are secure.

STUC raises serious concerns over the Draft Scottish Budget

18th December 2017

The STUC has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution today (18th December), to raise a number of serious questions around the proposals on public sector pay and the reductions in non-domestic business rates.

STUC on the Scottish Budget - Bite Sized Briefing

18th December 2017

The STUC's response to the Scottish Draft Budget.

Volunteer Scotland disavows Underbelly bogus 'volunteer' posts

15th December 2017

Following a request from the STUC, Volunteer Scotland has removed from its website an advertisement for over 300 unpaid roles, which include supervisory and managerial posts, to staff the official Edinburgh Hogmanay 18 event.

The STUC celebrates a new decade of learning opportunities with The Open University for 580,000 Scottish workers

14th December 2017

The Scottish TUC and The Open University in Scotland celebrate 10 years of partnership at the Scottish Trades Union Centre in Glasgow.

Derek Mackay’s budget falls short of the commitment to our public workers and services that Scotland deserves

14th December 2017

Whilst worker pressure has at least achieved some incremental increase from the UK’s austerity approach, it is not acceptable that so many public service workers, including teachers, fire fighters and many nurses, should face further pay cuts.

Ahead of budget Day rally at Scottish Parliament, STUC calls on all political parties to deliver a budget that best serves the interests of the people of Scotland

13th December 2017

The STUC has today (13 December 17) written to the leaders of all political parties in Scotland urging them to bring forward meaningful taxation and spending proposals to the budget debate, and deliver the additional revenue needed to fund the “first-class” public services that we all need and deserve.

STUC 2017 St Andrew’s Day Anti-Racism March and Rally

22nd November 2017

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Annual St Andrew’s Day March and Rally takes place on Saturday 25th November. The theme of this year’s event is “No Racism: Educate, Agitate, Organise”. Trade unionists, community groups, religious groups, and campaigners will take to the streets of Glasgow to denounce racism and promote equality, fairness, and justice for all citizens of Scotland.

STUC on the Budget

22nd November 2017

Responding to the Chancellor’s budget statement Grahame Smith STUC General Secretary said: “It is clear that the UK Government’s economic strategy lies in ruins. Austerity is a failed policy that is heaping undue misery on people across the UK. It is economic illiteracy in the extreme and yet the Chancellor has rejected another opportunity to change course.

14th Annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Disabled Workers Conference

17th November 2017

The 14th Annual Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Disabled Workers Conference will take place this weekend (18th & 19th November 2017) in Clydebank. Disabled workers from across Scotland will join together to discuss and debate issues affecting them both in the workplace and in wider Scottish society. Sharon Sweeney, from the UCU, who will chair the Conference said: ‘This annual conference is a reminder of the positive contribution that disabled people can make to our workplaces, our communities and the economy if the barriers we face are removed. We have a huge amount of skills and talents to offer – we must use our collective power to break down these barriers so that we can fully participate in and enjoy life.

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