As the independence referendum approaches,
the STUC today pledged to continue to
push politicians for answers on key issues
for the trade union movement.
The STUC will publish a new and accessible
'A Just Scotland' paper after the summer
on progress on these key demands.
- quality public services free from privatisation
- progressive economic alternatoves to
- decent pay and conditions
- universal welfare system
- fair and equitable tax systems
- repeal of anti-trade union laws.
It also laid out strategies for encouraging
ethnic minority Scot to register to vote
and to work with the Youth Committee on
materials targeted at 16 and 17 year olds.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, First Minister
Alex Salmond and Scottish Labour leader
Johann Lamont were grilled by questions
from the floor. UNISON's Carol Ball pushed
Alex Salmond on funding for childcare
and Stephen Smellie challenged Johannn
Lamont on how Labour would protect Scotland's
public services if the Tories win the
2015 election. See www.stuc.org.uk
for more details.