STUC on the supreme court’s ruling on Article 50

24th January 2017

Responding to the supreme court’s ruling on the triggering of Article 50 Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said:

Donald Trump’s Inauguration

19th January 2017

Donald Trump’s inauguration will take place on the 20 January 2017 and marks formally the beginning of his Presidency. The Trade Union movement in Scotland has concerns about the approach taken by President Trump in the election campaign. Some of the statements made during this campaign were simply racist or misogynist and his open mocking of a disabled journalist was one of the many instances when Donald Trump failed to conduct himself with the dignity and integrity that the Office of President of the United States of America demands.

STUC on Labour Market Statistics

18th January 2017

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC respond to Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit

17th January 2017

STUC respond to Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit Responding to Theresa May’s Speech on Brexit Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary, said:

STUC on ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’

20th December 2016

Responding to the Scottish Government’s paper, ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’, Grahame Smith STUC General Secretary said: “ The STUC welcomes the publication of this paper by the Scottish Government which is a useful and serious contribution to the debate. It is positive that the Scottish Government has developed such a clear position setting out what they see as the best future relationship both Scotland and the UK could have with the EU. This is in stark contrast to the half-baked and conflicting positions that are emerging from the UK Government on this issue.

STUC on Scottish Budget

15th December 2016

STUC deeply concerned at cuts to council budgets and calls for use of tax powers to invest in services and jobs Responding to today’s Scottish Budget STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

STUC on labour market statistics

14th December 2016

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

STUC 2016 St Andrew’s Day March and Rally

25th November 2016

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Annual St Andrew’s Day March and Rally takes place Saturday 26th November. The event was organised by the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and this year has the theme ‘No Racism: Protecting Rights, Defending Communities’

STUC on Autumn Statement

23rd November 2016

Commenting after the Chancellor announced his Autumn Statement, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “There was nothing in this statement to improve the lot of the most vulnerable in society who’ve been hit hardest by austerity since 2010. The significant additional borrowing over this Parliament demonstrates, once again, that austerity is failing on its own terms.

STUC on labour market statistics

16th November 2016

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

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