The Scottish Government and the STUC have issued a joint call to the UK Government to rule out the downgrading of employment protections enshrined in the Working Time Directive.

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.

STUC ‘encouraged’ after First Minister talks on pay, jobs, care and safety

18th January 2021

STUC - 3 years after the Carillion collapse.

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’.

Scottish Government announcements risk adding to confusion as it evades making clear workplace health decisions

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.

STUC strongly welcomes extension of blended learning in schools

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

STUC marks 100th year anniversary of the death of Mary McArthur

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.

STUC General Secretary predicts that trade union membership and activity will continue to grow in 2021

31st December 2020

STUC raises alarm over “low levels of trust” between workers and employers, as mental health toll of winter deepens.

29th December 2020

The STUC surveyed over a thousand workers and found that the crisis has exacerbated a pre-existing lack of trust in employers when it comes to disclosing mental health conditions.

STUC General Secretary praises ‘unsung health and safety heroes’ following the most challenging of years for workplace for health & safety

27th December 2020

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has been reflecting on what has been the “most challenging year ever” for workplace health and safety reps.

STUC sees big battles ahead to protect employment rights post Brexit trade deal

24th December 2020

Avoiding the precipice of a No Deal Brexit does not disguise the threats to workers’ rights

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