STUC Comment on reports that the Government is considering intervening to bailout gas companies

20th September 2021

STUC responds to failure of the nationalised Ferguson’s shipyard to secure CMAL ferries contract

14th September 2021

“This another bitter blow and further evidence of the lack of an industrial strategy for Scotland. Lifeline ferries sailing in Scottish waters need to be built in Scotland."

Conference of trades councils signals growing unrest over local government services, pay and green jobs

10th September 2021

The STUC is predicting growing tensions and an upsurge in activity as local trade unions and community campaigners press national and local government on services, funding and green job creation.

STUC LGBT+ Committee welcomes Scottish Government plans on Gender Recognition Reform

8th September 2021

The STUC LGBT+ Committee welcomed the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government plan to introduce a Gender Recognition Reform Bill within the next year to improve the lives of trans people.

STUC welcomes parts of Scottish Government Programme for Government, but warns of funding shortage for social care and lack of credibility on public investment

7th September 2021

The STUC welcomed the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, specifically highlighting the commitments from the First Minister to implement national bargaining in the care sector, additional funding for the health service, gender recognition reform and justice for Scotland’s miners wrongfully arrested in the 1980s.

STUC Women’s Committee slams Scottish Government hypocrisy on child poverty

7th September 2021

Branding the Scottish Government as “hypocritical” for claiming to be committed to eradicating child poverty and choosing not to introduce Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) to all, the STUC Women’s Committee believes that the Scottish Government is contributing to the continued escalation of poverty, food insecurity and hunger experienced by children and families in Scotland.

STUC Landressy Street

New STUC building

30th August 2021

Our new address, as of Monday 30 August 2021, will be: 8 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 1BP

STUC urges continuing caution amid concerns from workers as FM announces the move ‘beyond level zero’

3rd August 2021

STUC responds to Scotland's move to 'beyond level 0'

STUC slams International Trade Secretary comments on free trade and green protectionism

21st July 2021

As International Trade Secretary Liz Truss launches a new trade report in Glasgow, the STUC slams it's claims that the UK should reject 'green protectionism', stating that we need regulation not ideological claims to address climate change.

Lack of adequate sick pay puts us all at risk, says STUC

21st July 2021

As the UK Government rejects the chance to raise sick pay levels, the STUC has warned that doing so risks the health of us all at this crucial time.

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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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