STUC Congress Day 2: Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party, address to Congress

April 20th 2021

STUC Congress Day 2: Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party, address to Congress

April 20th 2021

STUC General Secretary highlights election SNP commitments on Care, Sustainable Recovery and Fire and Rehire as key STUC demands

Trade union demands for action on pay, action on care and action for jobs shift manifesto commitments.

Addressing STUC Congress today Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party, committed to key STUC demands including the creation of a National Care Service, support for a green economic recovery and opposition to employers’ disgraceful Fire and Rehire tactics.

Ms Sturgeon recognised the role trade union members played across Scotland during the pandemic to “keep communities together, and helped keep Scotland running, in the most trying of circumstances”. Further commitments to enter into national pay bargaining for the care sector and a National Wage for Carers responded to trade union demands.

Commenting, the STUC General Secretary, Rozanne Foyer, said:

“We will continue to shape the agenda in this election by focusing on the issues that matter to workers – pay, care and jobs. We know the economic recovery will be challenging, we need new ideas that will make a real difference to working people, will give them job security and a future. We expect the next government of Scotland to deliver urgent reform of Care, take action on pay and to match the promise of a green recovery with the scale of investment we need. We will continue to demand that our elected representatives deliver for working people.”

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