Brexit negotiations should include six point commitment to increase Scottish Parliament powers on workplace protections and migration

22nd April 2017

STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said: ‘With a General Election looming it is vital that the trade union movement restates its position on Brexit and the protection of migrant workers. The STUC will continue to oppose hard Brexit and to campaign for free movement and the right of EU nationals living in Britain to remain in Britain.

STUC Union Rep Awards to be presented by First Minister

22nd April 2017

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced the recipients of the 2017 STUC Union Rep Awards, which will be presented by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Monday, 24 April 2017) at STUC Annual Congress at 3:15 pm in Aviemore.

STUC on General Election

18th April 2017

Commenting on the Prime Minister calling a snap general election, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary, said:

STUC on labour market statistics

12th April 2017

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC on Article 50

29th March 2017

Responding to the triggering of Article 50, Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC on the Budget

8th March 2017

**Chancellor's tinkering with the economy will do nothing to improve security for workers** Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: 'Scotland and the whole of the UK is facing serious insecurity and uncertainty. Workers, as ever are bearing the brunt. 'The chancellor needed to announce an investment led budget, an end to austerity and commit to improving job security.

STUC on Dungavel decision

3rd February 2017

Commenting on the Home Office’s decision to retain the Dungavel Removal Centre Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said: “It is deeply disappointing that the Home Office has taken this decision. Dungavel has for too long been a symbol of all that is wrong in our immigration system and too many have suffered within its walls. Trade Unionists are clear that we must put an end to the use of detention. Our asylum system needs change at a fundamental level and continues to be riddled with issues around detention, unfair removals, improper questioning and destitution.

STUC on Brexit White Paper

2nd February 2017

Commenting on the White Paper on Brexit Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

Scottish budget requires further amendment to meet threat to jobs and services

2nd February 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: 'We acknowledge that there has been some movement towards redistribution and funding for local services, but not enough.

STUC responds to UK Government on Brexit White Paper

25th January 2017

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that a white paper will be produced on Brexit, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said:

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