SAFETY PLEDGE FOR COVID SAFE WORKPLACES

19th May 2022

A coalition of trade unions, covid safety groups and the Independent SAGE have launched a new ‘Covid-19 Safety Pledge’, designed to ensure workplaces adopt measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 infections.

COST OF LIVING TOP CONCERN FOR SCOTTISH VOTERS

6th May 2022

New trade union research puts cost of living crisis over constitution

STUC comment on Government plans on refugees and Rwanda

14th April 2022

The UK Government have revealed to all and sundry the extent of their, frankly, evil and hostile approach to those seeking asylum and sanctuary across the country. They’re also showing the depths they’re willing to sink to in a desperate attempt to distract the public from their flagrant lawbreaking.

STUC LGBT+ statement on Conversion Therapy

8th April 2022

The STUC LGBT+ Workers Committee supports a comprehensive ban on all forms of conversion therapy, as detailed by End Conversion Therapy to distract from their own failures.

STUC on UK energy strategy

7th April 2022

Commenting, STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said: “This is a UK energy strategy that fails to address the crisis of workers across Scotland making the calculated decision between having a hot meal or a warm home."

Fair Work Convention Construction Inquiry Report 2022

7th April 2022

Commenting on the launch of the report: ‘Building Fair Work into the Construction Industry - Fair Work Convention Construction Inquiry Report 2022’, STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:“The recommendations of the Fair Work Convention Construction Inquiry Report have come at a crucial time for the industry and can act as a road map for embedding fair work practices across the sector.

CAMPAIGNING PENSIONERS SLAM UK GOVERNMENT OVER INADEQUATE HANDLING OF THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS

23rd March 2022

The Scottish Pensioners’ Forum, the campaigning organisation for older people in Scotland, has today slammed the UK Government over an inadequate Spring Statement which is ‘totally out of touch with reality.’

Spring Statement poorly targeted at those that need help most

23rd March 2022

For all Rishi Sunak’s talk about helping working families, this statement does nothing to give workers the wage rise they so desperately need.

STUC on Audit Commission report on Fergusons Marine

23rd March 2022

The STUC has acknowledged major issues at Fergusons Marine but called for a focus on building a thriving Ferry construction operation on the Clyde for the future.

COST OF LIVING CRISIS ‘MORALLY REPUGNANT’ SAYS STUC

22nd March 2022

Trade union body calls for “urgent package of support” ahead of Spring Statement

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.”