18th January 2021
These are understood to include abandoning the commitment to the EU Working Time Directive which lays down a maximum 48-hour working week and guarantees the statutory right to work breaks.
14th January 2021
Scottish unions renew calls for public inquiry into the Carillion scandal despite last ditch Government moves to ban 8 former directors. STUC General Secretary, Roz Foyer, says legal action ‘perilously late for sanctions on the former directors ’ which exposes current system of business regulation as ‘totally unfit for purpose’.
13th January 2021
STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer has voiced union frustration at the absence of definitive new restrictions to meet the upsurge in infection risk and new virus strain.
4th January 2021
STUC strongly welcomes extension of blended learning in schools and extra lockdown requirements but is disappointed at failure to protect all non-essential workers
1st January 2021
Mary McArthur (1880 – 1921) campaigned on behalf of ‘sweated’ workers who were forced to work in poor conditions for little pay. She advocated for a legal minimum wage and helped to organise a number of strikes involving female workers.