At the National Convention on Youth Employment being held today in Dundee the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) will be pressing the Scottish and UK Governments for an end to unpaid employment arrangements such as workfare placements or internships and seeking assurances on the welfare and safety of young people currently engaged on such programmes.
March 15th, 2012
Commenting on todayâ€™s ONS labour market statistics for Scotland which confirmed another significant rise in unemployment and even bigger fall in employment, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:
March 14th, 2012
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has challenged the latest attack by the United Kingdom Government on the employment rights as the Con-Lib Coalition Government seek to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from twelve months to two years and abolish the participation of lay members on employment tribunals.
March 13th, 2012
Commenting as the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) published its 2012 Budget Submission to the Chancellor, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: â€œWe are publishing this submission on the eve of release of new labour market statistics for Scotland. Whatever happens tomorrow, all credible forecasters believe unemployment will remain high and above pre-recession levels through the course of this UK Parliament.
March 13th, 2012
The Scottish TradesUnion Congress (STUC) has today sent a message of solidarity to the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) supporting it in its fight to establish a new collective agreement with the Port of Auckland Limited (POAL). POAL has issued redundancy notices, hired non-unionised contracted workers and offered individual employment agreements in an apparent bid to divide the workforce. You can sign the petition in support of the MUNZ campaign to secure meaningful negotiations with the employer here.
March 12th, 2012
The First Minister Alex Salmond MSP will visit the workplaces of the recipients of the 2011 STUC Union Rep Awards on Friday, 9 March 2012. The workplace visits have come about after a meeting between the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and the First Minister in October 2011 at the Scottish Parliament.
March 8th, 2012
Submitting STUCâ€™s response to the UK Governmentâ€™s referendum consultation Grahame Smith, General Secretary said:
March 8th, 2012
Reacting to news that three Scottish Remploy workplaces are to close and another five have been placed under serious threat, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:
March 7th, 2012
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has attacked the Institute of Directors (IoD) response to Government proposals to introduce fees for employment tribunals as an attack on the basic human rights of individuals to seek justice following the unreasonable actions of employers. Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said
March 6th, 2012
Today, (13.00 Friday 2 March) at the Scottish Labour Party Conference in Dundee, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith will address a meeting to promote the Scottish Living Wage Campaign.
March 2nd, 2012