STUC



STUC urges Scottish Government to adopt Fair Rents Bill

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has criticised the “inequities” in the Scottish Government’s support provided to private landlords over renters, and called for it to do more to redesign Scotland’s private rental sector.

Published 13 August 2020

New commitment to prioritise fair work practices during economic recovery

Business groups, trades unions and leaders from local government and the third sector have committed to putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery.

Published 20 July 2020

Charities call for emergency increase in child benefit

More than 40 of Scotland’s leading children's charities, faith groups, trade unions, community groups and anti-poverty organisations have joined civic organisations from across the UK to call on the Chancellor to increase child benefit by £10 a week per child to help families through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Published 8 April 2020

Massive step up required in coronavirus testing of frontline workers

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is to press the Scottish Government for an increase in the coronavirus testing of essential public service workers

Published 24 March 2020

Legislation passed for establishment of Scottish National Investment Bank

Legislation to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 22 January 2020

Urgent change in infrastructure approach required to deliver net zero carbon economy

The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.

Published 20 January 2020

Unions call for ‘urgent action’ on accessible housing and winter evictions ban

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has demanded “urgent action” from local authorities to tackle the shortage in accessible housing and has also joined a campaign to ban winter evictions.

Published 17 April 2019

Large-scale green investment ‘could transform housing and boost Scotland’s economy’

Scotland’s economy can be transformed for the better through large-scale investment in the transition to a low-carbon economy, two leading economists will say today.

Published 23 October 2017

First minister and the STUC agree on transfer of powers

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has shared “serious concerns” with the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) over the impact on the people of Scotland of the UK government's commitment to continued austerity.

Published 14 May 2015