STUC Congress Day 2: Anas Sarwar, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, address to Congress

April 20th 2021

STUC Congress Day 2: Anas Sarwar, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, address to Congress

April 20th 2021

STUC General Secretary highlights election Labour commitments on Pay, National Recovery not for profit National Care Sector 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 Anas Sarwar, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, states the biggest reward for workers who have taken us through this pandemic is the reshaping of our economy and our public services. The Scottish Labour leader backed trade union demands for increased pay for all public sector workers, including social care and local government workers and pledged a national job creation scheme.

Mr Sarwar committed to a national care service built on quality of service and reward for social care staff not built for profit and thanked trade unions for pushing Scotland’s social care service to the top of the political agenda.

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

“Trade unions have shifted the conversation on social care, making sure it is now top of the political agenda. We know that a radical overhaul of the sector is needed and only collective bargaining pay and trade union representation will drive profiteers from the sector. We also expect every party in the Scottish Parliament to commit to pay restoration across the public sector.

“A national recovery needs to be based on support for working people across Scotland and our People’s Recovery provides the framework to change our economy to redistribute wealth and tackle the inequalities in our society.”

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