STUC on Labour’s Devolution Commission

19th April 2013

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “STUC welcomes today’s announcement that there is to be a distinct Labour pro-devolution campaign. Now that there is a Labour focussed campaign and a commitment to examining the devolution of significant additional tax raising powers, the potential exists to develop thinking and an exchange of ideas across Scotland on further devolution of power in the event of a ‘No’ vote. STUC will engage proactively in this discussion, just as it is prepared to consider the shape of an independent Scotland if ‘Yes’ is the outcome.

STUC calls for repeal of ‘Bedroom Tax’

18th April 2013

As local authorities across Scotland respond to widespread community campaigning against the so-called “Bedroom Tax”, STUC Congress today called for the Coalition Government to change course.

Fife Safety Rep awarded Frank Maguire Award for Health and Safety

18th April 2013

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that the recipient of this year’s health and safety award is Pauline Russell, a committed GMB member, Senior Health and Safety Representative and Convenor at the Diageo Bottling Plant at Leven in Fife.

STUC Congress sends message of condolence and solidarity to the American Consulate in Edinburgh and American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

17th April 2013

Delegates at the Scottish Trades Union Congress, currently meeting in Perth, have sent letters of condolence and solidarity to the American Consulate in Edinburgh and the Massachusetts Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), after the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Women and work – STUC demands good quality jobs, not zero hours and less pay

17th April 2013

Speaking at STUC Congress today, Eileen Dinning, Equalities Officer UNISON Scotland, highlighted the pressures on women in the workforce

STUC on labour market and growth statistics

17th April 2013

Commenting on the latest labour market and GDP statistics for Scotland released today, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “Today’s labour market statistics for Scotland are the most positive for some months with the fall in unemployment supplemented by a rise in employment which is on the face of it very impressive.

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