STUC slams International Trade Secretary comments on free trade and green protectionism

21st July 2021

As International Trade Secretary Liz Truss launches a new trade report in Glasgow, the STUC slams it's claims that the UK should reject 'green protectionism', stating that we need regulation not ideological claims to address climate change.

Lack of adequate sick pay puts us all at risk, says STUC

21st July 2021

As the UK Government rejects the chance to raise sick pay levels, the STUC has warned that doing so risks the health of us all at this crucial time.

STUC Responds to Scotland’s Move to “Modified” Level 0

13th July 2021

STUC’s Youth Committee hold 81st Youth Conference, call for more support for young carers and end to zero hour contracts

24th June 2021

This Saturday, young workers from across Scotland will meet online at the 81st STUC Youth Conference.

STUC on unemployment figures: Chancellor must act now to extend Furlough scheme

15th June 2021

Commenting on today’s slight rise in unemployment in Scotland and the potential pause in re-opening the economy, the STUC has called for an immediate announcement that the furlough scheme will continue to at least the end of the year for workers in affected industries.

STUC on unemployment figures: Chancellor must act now to extend Furlough scheme

15th June 2021

Commenting on today’s slight rise in unemployment in Scotland and the potential pause in re-opening the economy, the STUC has called for an immediate announcement that the furlough scheme will continue to at least the end of the year for workers in affected industries.

STUC underwhelmed by Scottish Government plan for recovery

2nd June 2021

The STUC has responded to the Scottish Government’s plan for recovery calling for an new industrial strategy and a plan for jobs requiring much more ambition, more government investment and a greater role for the public sector.

Social Justice and Fairness Commission outlines some key actions that could be taken now to build a People’s Recovery

25th May 2021

We welcome many aspects of this report which highlights how low pay and insecure work is bad for workers and bad for the economy. We support the call for an increase in the Living Wage, an end to Fire and Rehire and a ban on zero hours contracts and unpaid trial shifts.

STUC Supports Palestinian General Strike and Calls on Scottish Government to Support the BDS Movement

18th May 2021

STUC on forced evictions in Kenmure Street

13th May 2021

“The scenes unfolding at Kenmure Street are nothing short of disgraceful. The forced eviction and detainment of asylum seekers, on Eid of all days, shows the contempt and cruelty levelled by the UK Government to those seeking asylum."

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STUC broadly welcomes cautious approach set out by First Minister in Framework announcement and that future decisions will be driven by data not dates. STUC remains concerned about precautions required for safe return of more pupils to schools.

STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:

“We welcome that the First Minister has taken a cautious approach towards the easing of lockdown restrictions and that, in contrast to the Prime Minister, the government will be driven by data rather than fixed dates. It is entirely correct that Scotland should not move out of national restrictions till all priority groups are immunised.

“We also welcome the call for employers to continue to allow employees to work from home. Unfortunately a minority of employers still seem to be resistant to this and we will name and shame any employer that does not stick to the Government’s guidance.

“Whilst we understand that giving hope is important, we must also manage expectations and tightly control the transition from restrictions to vaccinations as the key way we suppress this virus. If we rush too fast we risk people’s health and the future economic recovery”

“On schools, we echo the concerns of education unions at the Scottish Government rejection of the use of medical grade face masks, already used in other countries, as short-sighted given the need to guard against aerosol transmission.”

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