STUC Congress 2017

STUC Aviemore 2017STUC 2017: We reported on UNISON speakers on the main issues every day at the 120th STUC Congress in Aviemore from 24-26 April. Reports by Kate Ramsden and John Stevenson.

Reports also appeared in Scotland inUNISON’s May issue. For an overview of the whole Congress go to the STUC website
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Kate Ramsden

STUC backs WASPI campaign against pension cuts for millions of women

#stuc2017 The STUC has backed a campaign against Government pension cuts that have left millions of women’s retirement plans in ...
Mark Ferguson

STUC will campaign to end the public sector pay cap

#stuc2017 Congress slammed the Scottish Government’s failure to use devolved powers over public sector pay policy to protect their own ...
Kate Ramsden

Trade unions urged to support activists acting within BDS policy

#stuc2017 Congress agreed to remit Aberdeen Trade Union Council’s two motions on Palestine in favour of a robust General Council ...
Stephen Smellie

Public sector reform must involve staff and service users

#stuc2017 The STUC has backed UNISON Scotland depute convener Stephen Smellie's call for a public service reform agenda based on ...
Davena Rankin

Action needed now on gender pay gap

#stuc2017 Research by the University and College Union has revealed that four Scottish universities – Aberdeen, Glasgow, St Andrews and ...
John Stevenson

Scottish Government must invest in whole Scottish Fire and Rescue team

#stuc2017 The STUC will lobby the Scottish Government for proper funding for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to provide ...
George McIrvine

Emergency fire controls mergers or outsourcing a ‘no go!’

#stuc2017 The STUC will oppose any attempts by the Scottish Government to outsource emergency fire control rooms or to merge ...
Pat Rowland

Closing the attainment gap needs action not warm words

#stuc2017 Congress pledged to continue campaigning for proper funding for all areas of education, from early years to adult education ...
Carol Ball

If government serious about attainment and reducing inequality, it needs to stop cuts

#stuc2017 STUC delegates heard of the real experience of education staff on the front line as they voted to campaign ...
Brenda Aitchison

Hate crime has no place in schools, colleges or society at large

#stuc2017 The STUC will act to tackle racial and religious prejudice and bigotry in schools colleges and society. It will ...
Jenni Gunn

Young people will pay a high price if Job Centres close

#stuc2017 Congress backed the PCS campaign opposing Job Centre closures amidst fears that, particularly in Glasgow, where many of the ...
Kate Ramsden

STUC backs Homeless Period campaign for ‘dignity and respect for all women’

#stuc2017 The STUC has backed the Homeless Period campaign to ensure tampons/towels are made available through homeless shelters by the ...