STUC on ScotWind leasing announcement

17th January 2022

The STUC says that today must mark the end of broken promises to Scottish workers and presage the start of a long overdue renewables jobs revolution.

STUC responds to First Minister’s Announcement on home working following Omicron spike

10th December 2021

STUC calls on the Scottish Government to lift the burden of Omicron safety from workers’ shoulders. Employers must take immediate responsibility and the Scottish Government should legislate imminently if they won’t. UK government must reinstate furlough now.

Scottish workers bitterly disappointed by pay deal as STUC insists ‘budget will result in robbing Peter to pay Paul’

9th December 2021

The STUC acknowledged the increase in public sector pay floor to £10.50 and insisted that pay rises must be fully funded by Scottish Government to avoid cash strapped councils having to make other cuts to pay the increased rate.

STUC statement on Chile elections

6th December 2021

The STUC and our affiliates trade unions movement have long supported the struggle for democracy and human rights in Chile, whether through the the workers at Rolls Royce in 1974 who refused to work on Air Force parts for the Pinochet regime or through welcoming political prisoners who arrived during the dictatorship.

graphic depicting the need for elimination of violence against women

STUC Women’s Committee launches major new survey into views on experiences of sexual harassment at work.

2nd December 2021

As part of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and their wider work on tackling GBV and Sexual Harassment at Work, STUC Women’s Committee have today launched a survey to gather women in Scotland’s views on their experiences of Sexual Harassment at Work.

STUC calls for a truly public approach to transport on International Public Transport Day

10th November 2021

Scottish Government must change track on transport policy.

COP26: Unions warn UK Presidency that neglect of workers will lead to failure

10th November 2021

Trade union delegates at COP26 have today (Wednesday) written an urgent letter to COP26 President Alok Sharma warning him that he is putting progress at risk by neglecting the need for international commitments to a ‘just transition’.

New research shows thousands of Scotland’s manufacturing jobs at risk without greater climate ambition.

2nd November 2021

Up to 16,700 direct jobs could be offshored if Scotland falls behind other countries in taking action to reduce emissions from manufacturing and heavy industry.

STUC says public transport workers are ‘climate heroes’

28th October 2021

Calls for Scottish Government to change track on transport policy.

STUC Budget response

27th October 2021

Lots of smoke and mirrors but no solutions to the cost-of-living crisis nor the urgent need to tackle climate change

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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.”

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