STUC Congress

STUC Aviemore 2017STUC 2018: These are reports from the Communications & Campaigns Committee on UNISON speakers on the main issues every day at the 121st STUC Congress in Aviemore from 16-18 April. Reports will also appear in Scotland inUNISON’s May issue. For an overview of the whole Congress go to the STUC website

Congress reports from previous years >

Stephen Smellie

Time for UK to condemn Turkey’s terrorism against the Kurds

#stuc2018 Congress backed UNISON’s emergency motion and condemned the invasion of Afrin in Syria by Turkey and assorted militias, including former ...
Mike Kirby

Statement on pension funds and climate change

UNISON Scotland's Motion 11 on Pension Funds and Climate Change led to some debate throughout the STUC Congress due to ...
Maggie Cook

We must learn lessons from Grenfell and end cuts to fire safety

The STUC has backed a call for the Scottish Government to listen to firefighters' concerns about the effects of cuts ...
Sam Macartney

Trade unions take lead in BDS to defend Palestinian rights

Congress expressed condemnation of Israel’s attack on human rights and reaffirmed its support for the people of Palestine in their ...
Jim McFarlane

Defending democracy in Catalonia

#stuc18 Congress agreed a motion on defending democracy in Catalonia that called for the immediate release and acquittal of all ...
Davena Rankin

Congress condemns attacks on university pensions

#stuc2018 Congress condemned proposals by university principals and Universities UK to attack the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) and withdraw the ...
Carol Ball

Education must be properly funded to play its part in tackling poverty

Education systems can help mitigate the impact of poverty, but only if they are properly designed and resourced, the STUC ...
James Corry

Government must engage with unions on new regulatory body for education

#stuc2018 Congress called for the Scottish Government to set aside its proposals in the Education Bill, for an Education Workforce ...
Carol Ball

Government must fund resources for children with additional support needs

The STUC will call on the Scottish Government to provide the funding to properly meet the legal requirement to support ...
Morag Houston

Unions have key role in tackling obesity and promoting food for good

#stuc2018 Congress threw its weight behind the British Dietetic Association’s call for unions to be actively involved in tackling obesity ...
Mark Ferguson

Social security should provide dignity

#stuc2018 Social security should provide dignity through a living wage standard of support, the STUC Congress was told as it ...
Brenda Aitchison

Culture strategy must be for the many not just the privileged few

Congress supported a call from the Musicians Union welcoming the Scottish Government’s commitment to the development of a Cultural Strategy ...