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STUC welcomes Scottish Government COVID-19 call centre guidance. Calls on employers to heed stronger Scottish guidance and to engage with unions to ensure a proper risk assessment process

3rd August 2020

Scottish Government’s Economic Recovery Implementation Plan does not match up to the scale of the crisis

5th August 2020

Despite some welcome initiatives and commitment to Fair Work, Scottish Government’s Economic Recovery Implementation Plan does not match up to the scale of the crisis and the need to build back better

STUC Black Workers Committee Raises Concerns with SQA

10th August 2020

The Scottish Trades Union Congress Black Workers Committee has today written to the SQA to raise concerns about the re-grading of pupil’s exam results and the lack of ethnicity data gathering from the SQA.

Increase in Zero-hour contracts could be thin end of the wedge unless employers are held to account says STUC

11th August 2020

The STUC has called on bar, restaurant and accommodation workers to monitor employers and share information with colleagues as figures released today indicate a shortage of work and increase in zero hours contracts that risks putting workers even more at the mercy of bosses.

Grades debacle

11th August 2020

Grades debacle has been a slap in the face for pupils and hard-working teachers and exposed the failure of successive governments to tackle the root causes of an unequal and class ridden economy

STUC urges Scottish Government to adopt Fair Rents Bill

12th August 2020

With precarious work increasing, and low pay remaining endemic, many workers are facing a triple whammy of a fall in relative wages, increases in rent and high fuel bills.

Scottish Parliament debate on the response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (AGER) report

12th August 2020

Following news that the UK has been the worst hit by falls in growth and ahead of the Scottish Parliament debate on the response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (AGER) report, the STUC has called on the Scottish Government to bring forward clear job saving proposals for the immediate term as well as providing a medium and longer term investment strategy to create sustainable jobs.

Culture sector employers must match Government support with commitment to Fair Work practices

18th August 2020

The STUC has called for stringent monitoring to ensure employers in the creative sector use support funds to maximise ongoing employment and guarantees of Fair Work

STUC: HSE figures showing 600 people in Scotland have caught coronavirus at their place of work likely to be the tip of the iceberg

20th August 2020

STUC urges caution and warns that serious second spike in infections is still the greatest threat to jobs

21st August 2020

STUC Black Workers Committee Statement on Racist Abuse Towards Politicians

25th August 2020

Following on from reports of abuse faced by Humza Yousaf MSP, and previous reports of abuse faced by Anas Sarwar MSP and BME local councillors, the STUC’s Black Workers Committee stands in solidarity with all politicians in Scotland from a BME background.

STUC call for an urgent bilateral government summit on renewable construction and green manufacturing jobs crisis

26th August 2020

The STUC has today written to Alok Sharma MP and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, respective UK and Scottish Ministers with the energy portfolio, calling for urgent action and a jobs crisis summit with a seat at the table for its affiliated unions, Unite and GMB.

Too restrictive and set far too low: STUC response to announcement of support for self-isolating low paid workers

27th August 2020

STUC Urges Employers and Workers to Follow Scottish Government Guidelines Regarding Working From Home

28th August 2020

In light of reports that the UK Government is considering a massive push back to work campaign, the STUC is urging employers and workers in Scotland to follow Scottish Government guidelines.

STUC calls for significant public sector intervention to create good jobs and tackle inequality ahead of Programme for Government.

29th August 2020

Ahead of the Programme for Government on Tuesday next week, the STUC are calling for significant public sector intervention to create good jobs, tackle inequality, and ensure a recovery benefits the majority of working people not just those at the top.

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