Scottish trade unionists say UK Govt workers' rights reforms go nowhere near far enough
Legislation includes the right of workers to “request a more predictable and stable contract”, a proposal which the TUC has said is toothless
THE UK Government has introduced legislation which they say is the largest upgrade in workers’ rights in a generation, but Scottish trade union representatives have slammed it as going nowhere near far enough.
Lynn Henderson: Why Westminster can learn from Scotland in creating a more democratic, consensual politics
Ahead of TUC congress next week in Manchester, STUC President Lynn Henderson makes the workers´case for democratic reform at Westminster, arguing that ending first-past-the-post will lead to more progressive policy
THERE´S no denying that devolution has granted the people of Scotland greater autonomy over our own affairs.
But devolution has also shown that there are other ways of doing politics than the stale model used at Westminster.
It has given us a focal point, and the Scottish Parliament has developed its own voice and confidence.
SNP councillor deletes tweet comparing STUC to Dracula but refuses to respond to trade union criticism
Trade unionists have attacked a tweet from a Glasgow SNP councillor comparing trade union involvement in the economy to 'letting dracula run the bloodbank'
An SNP councillor has refused to explain why he has deleted a tweet stating that to have given the STUC a place on the party’s Growth Commission would have been like allowing "Dracula to run the bloodbank".
STUC criticises lack of trade union involvement in Growth Commission
Parts of the Growth Commission report send “a worrying signal” to workers, the STUC general secretary has said
THE GROWTH COMMISSION REPORT published last week by the SNP has been criticised by the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) for the lack of involvement by trade unions during its preparation.
Daniel Quinn: If we want to address toxic masculinity we need to get serious about mental health and education
Rapper Daniel Quinn (‘Wee D’) spoke at an STUC event on mental health on Saturday [19 May] about male mental health issues. Here, he outlines his perspective, and why he thinks education is key to addressing it
I BELIEVE that toxic masculinity is a huge cultural issue that has become embedded at the core of society for as long as we can really remember.
Could trade unions have the answer to poor mental health?
STUC members spoke to CommonSpace about collective responses to mental health ahead of their event exploring the issue
AS MENTAL HEALTH Awareness Week (14-20 May) generates discussion about the stigma associated with mental health issues, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is calling for greater attention to the structural causes and collective solutions to poor mental health.
The STUC equality committees will host a day of discussions, workshops and information sessions on Saturday 19 May, based around the idea that ‘We’re All in This Together’.