STUC on labour Market Statistics

13th November 2013

Commenting on publication of the latest labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “Although there have been some minor fluctuations in the rate through 2013, unemployment in Scotland is stagnating at a high level. Along with the unprecedented continuing decline in real wages this fact should cause politicians at all levels to pause for reflection before commenting on the state of the labour market.

YOUNG WOMEN SPEAKING OUT AT TRADE UNION WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

12th November 2013

School students from Forfar Academy, Forfar, and Hazelhead Academy in Aberdeen, joined delegates at the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Women’s Conference today in Dundee. Two of the students made short speeches to Conference on the theme of ‘Women and Work – Our Future in Scotland’.

Women and the Independence Referendum – women’s voices matter

11th November 2013

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Women’s Conference, meeting in Dundee at the Caird Hall, will today (Monday 11 November) consider the priorities for women in the forthcoming Independence Referendum. In a Question and Answer Panel session, speakers and delegates will discuss policies on the economy, childcare, democracy, equality and other topics.

86TH ANNUAL STUC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE MONDAY/TUESDAY 11-12 NOVEMBER 2013 CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE

10th November 2013

The 2013 STUC Women's Conference takes place on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November, at the Caird Hall in Dundee.

STUC on BAE Job Losses

6th November 2013

Commenting on the announcement that over 800 BAE Systems jobs will be lost in Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said: “This very disappointing announcement will inevitably exacerbate the worry and stress workers and their families were already experiencing as they considered their job security post completion of the carriers. The loss of skilled, well-paid manufacturing jobs is also a major blow to the Glasgow economy at a time when its employment rate is fully 20% below Scotland’s best performing regions.

Scottish Living Wage Campaign calls for co-operation between Scottish Government and local authorities to ensure Living Wage is central to procurement contracts

5th November 2013

Peter Kelly, Director of the Scottish Poverty Alliance (which co-chairs the Scottish Living Wage campaign along with Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)) said: “We welcome the growing commitment at all levels of government to the Living Wage and the role it can play in lifting people out of poverty strengthening and regenerating local communities.

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