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STUC offers unequivocal support for Scottish Parliament Living Wage motion

Speaking ahead of today’s Scottish Labour Business debate in the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The STUC fully supports James...

April 23rd, 2014

STUC response to Johann Lamont speech to STUC Congress

Responding to the speech, and referendum question and answer session from Johann Lamont MSP at STUC Congress today, Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

April 16th, 2014

STUC Labour Market and GDP Statistics

Responding today’s Labour Market and GDP statistics Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said “Today’s figures include some more positive news on the Scottish labour...

April 16th, 2014

Union Learning Rep Thaws Frozen Foods Employer in Uddingston through Learning

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that the recipient of the 9th Annual STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning is Willie Brennan, a BFAWU Union Learning Representative at...

April 16th, 2014

A Civil Injustice

Workers, the protected class powering the economy…well so it was before the 1st October 2013. Then, overnight, the Westminster coalition extinguished, wthin s69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory...

April 15th, 2014

STUC Comment on First Minister’s visit to Congress

Speaking after the First Minister’s STUC Congress speech where he answered questions from delegates, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:

April 15th, 2014

UCU Reps at Dundee University win the STUC Frank Maguire Award for Health and Safety

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that the recipients of this year’s health and safety award are Dundee University - University and College Union (UCU) reps Marion Sporing and...

April 14th, 2014

Tesco Union Rep from Ayrshire wins STUC One Workplace Equality Award

First Minister Alex Salmond will present this year’s Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) One Workplace Equality Award to recognise the role of Scottish trade union members in promoting equality in...

April 14th, 2014

Court Reform (Scotland) Bill – Civil Justice the preserve of the elite and wealthy?

The Scottish Government is undertaking a major process of reform to the system which allows citizens access to civil justice. It is estimated that the bill in its current form will disproportionately...

April 14th, 2014

Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit Launched

Scottish Union Learning will launch an updated Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit on Monday, 14 April 2014 during STUC Annual Congress in Dundee.

April 14th, 2014