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  Scottish Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scottish Parliament (Scottish Gaelic: PĂ rlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: Scots Pairlament) is the national unicameral legislature of Scotland, in the capital Edinburgh.
Initial Scottish proposals in the negotiation over the Union suggested a devolved Parliament be retained in Scotland but this was not accepted by the English negotiators.
Although the vote was 52% in favour of a Scottish Assembly, this figure did not equal the 40% of the total electorate threshold deemed necessary to pass the measure, as 32.9% of the eligible voting population had abstained from voting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_parliament   (2037 words)

 Scottish Trades Union Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is the co-ordinating body of trade unions, and local Trades Councils, in Scotland.
The STUC is a completely separate and autonomous organisation from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Great Britain; indeed it was established in March 1897, in Glasgow, as a result of a political dispute with the TUC regarding political representation for the Labour movement (see Labour Party)[1].
STUC The STUC Archive at Glasgow Caledonian University
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Trades_Union_Congress   (269 words)

 100 years of the Scottish TUC
Scottish trade unionists, many of whom were in the thick of the TUC maelstrom and would become key members of the STUC, realised that time for action on the home front had come.
Another Women's Trades delegate, seconded by a Govan Shipwright recommended: "a Trades Union Conference for Scotland, to include the trades unions and trades councils of Scotland, which shall arrange for united action on Scottish labour questions." This was unanimously adopted.
But at the Congress the lasting move was secured when delegates went on "to consider the advisability of holding a Scottish Trades Union Congress annually".
www.newworker.org /stuc.html   (2402 words)

 Trade Union Congress
At the third Trade Union Congress in London in 1871 a Parliamentary Committee was appointed.
On 27th February 1900, the Trade Union Congress and representatives of all the socialist groups in Britain (the Independent Labour Party, the Social Democratic Federation and the Fabian Society,) met at the Memorial Hall in Farringdon Street, London.
In all branches of industry Trades Unions were formed with the outspoken intention of protecting the single workingman against the tyranny and neglect of the bourgeoisie.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /TUtuc.htm   (1065 words)

 Jim Sillars
Policies adopted included the support of a non-payment scheme in relation to the Poll Tax[?] introduced by the Tory Government of Margaret Thatcher, as well as the policy of independendce in Europe, in which Sillars was a leading exponent.
Sillars also started talking in terms of direct action to bring prominence to the Scottish independence cause, stating that 'we must be prepared to hear the sound of cell doors slamming behind us if we are prepared to win independence'.
In 1988 Sillars was chosen as the SNP candidate for the Govan by-election.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ji/Jim_Sillars.html   (576 words)

 Trades Union Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) is a federation of trade unions in the United Kingdom, representing the majority of labour unions.
The leading member unions of the TUC formed and still largely fund the British Labour Party, but there is no formal link between the TUC and the party.
Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) [47]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trades_Union_Congress   (391 words)

That this Congress believes that, in order to maintain the microeconomic well-being of the United Kingdom, LGV drivers should be encouraged to remain within the logistics industry and the industry should attract new driving recruits.
Congress asks the General Council to endorse the United Road Transport Union’s stance and lobby the Scottish Parliament to seek to have the Government's proposals, to charge individual LGV drivers a proposed fee of between £20-£50 for the forthcoming introduction of LGV drivers’ CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) accreditation scrapped.
Congress asks the General Council to endorse the United Road Transport Union’s stance and lobby the Scottish Parliament to apply pressure on local councils to provide facilities for LGV drivers, away from home, where they can park their vehicles securely and have at their disposal acceptable sanitary facilities.
www.urtu.com /n120406.htm   (231 words)

 The Scotsman - Politics - STUC set for an attack on the Executive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) conference, to be held in Perth later this month, will focus union anger towards the Blair government and the Scottish Executive for expanding the use of the private sector in public services, both in financing new buildings and, increasingly, in delivering the services themselves.
An STUC source revealed one of the plans under discussion is the direct targeting of Liberal Democrat ministers in the Scottish Executive, particularly Jim Wallace, the justice minister who has proposed three new private prisons in Scotland.
The general council of the STUC agreed a motion yesterday which is almost certain to be debated, calling for a halt to the PPP regime.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /politics.cfm?id=359942002   (732 words)

 Trades Union Congress - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
There are seventy one affiliated unions with a total of about seven million members.
Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) [48]
Trades Union Congress, List of members, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, M, N, P, R, S, T, U, W, Y, See also, External links, British trade unions and National federations of trade unions.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/TUC   (500 words)

 Speech by the First Minister to the STUC, Perth
The Scottish trade unions have always seen your role as being more than just representing your current membership, those who are in work now.
One of my memories from the 1980’s about the STUC was that even in the darkest days of Thatcherism when, things were as bad as they could get for the trade union movement, the STUC could still see the bigger picture.
I welcomed the vision of the trades unions to appoint Alex Clark as an arts officer at a time where there were many other pressing priorities to address.
www.scottishlabour.org.uk /fmspeechstuc2006   (3360 words)

 TheGlasgowStory: First Scottish Trades Union Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The STUC was formed in Glasgow in March 1897 after a disagreement between Scottish trades councils and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Great Britain over the issue of political representation for the Labour movement.
The new organisation was independent of the TUC and aimed to ensure that "in any scheme for the government of Scotland provision should be made for the same industrial legislation being applied throughout Great Britain." The two institutions remain independent today, but continue to co-operate on labour issues.
Third from the left in the front row is a female delegate to the congress.
www.theglasgowstory.com /image.php?inum=TGSE01032&add=99&t=2   (205 words)

 GCU Archives
The records of the Scottish Trades Union Congress date back to its formation in 1897 and for the first time this Archive has been brought together as a complete collection at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU has held part of the Archive since 1998).
The STUC Archive provides a very comprehensive coverage of all its many areas of activity from its foundation in 1897 to the present day.
From the earliest days, the Congress concerned itself with a wide range of economic and social questions, the Scottish economy and wider issues concerning the people of Scotland.
www.learningservices.gcal.ac.uk /archives/bid.html   (408 words)

 BBC News | SCOTLAND | Private prisons 'morally repugnant'
Union delegate John Shannon said: "It has become clear that the view of delegates is one of opposition to PFI (Private Finance Initiative), PPP (Public Private Partnership) and other private sector involvement in our public services.
He said that as a result of union pressure, the executive had agreed to set up a consultation exercise into the issue of privately run jails.
He said that wages were lower than in the public sector, there was a higher turnover of staff, there was no union representation and there was unacceptable levels of violence towards both staff and prisoners.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/1272476.stm   (409 words)

 Trades Union Congress : Trade Unionism, Trades Union Congress, Trades Councils, predominantly 1920-60
Trades Union Congress circulars and correspondence with various Trades Councils regarding the decision to hold a series of Industrial Conferences at important industrial centres; including arrangements; reports; agendas.
The Buckinghamshire Federation was not recognised by the Trades Union Congress as the appropriate Federation for Trades Councils in that area.
There were attempts by various Buckinghamshire Trades Councils to set up an industrial Federation in their own County which did not meet the approval of the Trades Union Congress or the Home Counties Federation.
www.warwick.ac.uk /services/library/mrc/ead/292a0070.htm   (6234 words)

 Trades Union Congress : International, Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australia, predominantly 1920-60
Cataloguing of the Trades Union Congress Archive in 1991 was made possible by a grant from the Leverhulme Trust.
Correspondence regarding trade union unity; including with Joint Unity Committee of Irish Trades Union Congress and Congress of Irish Unions and calls for a conference convened by the Trades Union Congress; views on draft constitution and proposals for a united trade union centre and subsequent conferences.
Unions registered in the state would be exempt from the provisions; including comments from affiliated trade unions in response to a Trades Union Congress circular, and subsequent conference, 10 January 1936, to discuss amending the Bill; discussions regarding a proposed amendment; comments from trade unions on the amended Act.
www.warwick.ac.uk /services/library/mrc/ead/292a0940.htm   (5211 words)

 Trades Union Congress : Trade Unionism, Trades Union Congress, Organisation, predominantly 1920-60
Correspondents include: Cyril Stone regarding painting of Trades Union Congress Brighton Congress; Mrs Ruth Dalton and Arts Council regarding Josef Herman's `South Wales'; Tom Driberg regarding a painting of the departure of the Tolpuddle Martyrs by Kenelm Cox and letters from Cox; correspondence regarding presentation by Labour Party of painting of London Airport.
Correspondence in reply to Trades Union Congress circular enquiring whether trade unions wished to be covered by proposed legislation whereby Friendly Society benefit in the case of civilian war injuries would be reduced by amount paid under government scheme.
Correspondence with National Union of Clerks regarding salaries of general officials of United Ladies Tailors' Trade Union, deemed to be outside scope of Joint Board.
www.warwick.ac.uk /services/library/mrc/ead/292a0000.htm   (7396 words)

 Unions - Social Partners of ILO London
The ICTU is an umbrella organisation for trade unions in Ireland that consists of 64 affiliated unions and has 680,000 members.
Founded in 1897, the STUC is Scotland's trade unions centre.
Independent of, but working closely with, the TUC, the STUC has 46 affiliated trade unions, with a total affiliated membership of over 630,000.
www.ilo.org /public/english/region/eurpro/london/partners/unions.htm   (167 words)

 PlanetOut News: UK Unions Come Out for Gays
STUC representatives spoke out in the strongest terms against those leading the campaign to retain Section 28, and called for legislation against incitement to hatred.
Scottish trade union representatives meeting in Edinburgh on April 18 considered a resolution on Section 28 proposed by the STUC's executive committee.
STUC went beyond urging the Scottish Executive to proceed with repeal as the bill finally reaches the Scottish Parliament next week after months of intense public controversy.
www.planetout.com /news/article-print.html?2000/04/19/2   (599 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Scottish Trades Union Congress
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is the co-ordinating body of trade unions in Scotland.
It is a separate organisation from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of England and Wales.
The current head of the STUC is Bill Speirs.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Scottish_Trades_Union_Congress   (213 words)

 Contact the Scottish Trade Union Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Scottish Trade Union Review was established in July 1978 as a magazine for trade unionists in Scotland.
It is prepared and published by STUR Ltd with the support of the General Council of the Scottish Trades Union Congress.
Opinions expressed in the magazine and on the website are not necessarily those of the editor or of the General Council of the STUC.
www.scottishreview.com   (113 words)

 Red Clydeside: General Strike daily bulletin No. 2 [leaflet] / Scottish Trades Union Congress General Council, 1926
The decision by the Trades Union Congress to include print workers in the first strike call and sp effectively halt the publication of the printed media in Britain was denounced by some supporters and the government alike as an attack on the 'freedom of the press'.
During the first week of the strike in Scotland, the only distribution of general news to those involved in the strike was a Scottish TUC photocopied sheet called the Daily Strike Bulletin.
The main sources which the STUC warned against were BBC radio, the Glasgow-based Emergency Press and the British Gazette newspaper.
gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk /redclyde/redcly207.htm   (301 words)

 EIS: About the EIS: Trade Union activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Since the 1970s, the Institute has played a full part in the trade union movement in Scotland, the rest of the United Kingdom and in international teacher affairs through affiliation to and active participation in the following trade union organisations.
EIS priorities in trade union work are a commitment to high standards of education and to a society which offers young people the best opportunities in education, training as well as social and cultural development.
Within the committee, the EIS is not only the largest union represented, but has also the overall majority on the teachers’ side.
www.eis.org.uk /html/about/about.htm   (542 words)

 Home - The STUC
The STUC Learning Conference stimulates and supports trade union learning activity by targeting national key stakeholders in union learning, such as ULRs, learning providers, and representatives of affiliated unions.
Scottish Trades Union Congress Statement on the Middle East
The STUC General Council joins with the international trade union movement in expressing its horror at the loss of life and the human suffering caused by the conflict in the Middle East
www.stuc.org.uk   (295 words)

 Des McNulty MSP welcomes victory for asbestos campaigners
Mr McNulty said, "Today's decision by the Scottish Executive to introduce an Asbestos Damages Bill, as well as reverse the House of Lords judgement, is a fantastic outcome for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases and those who have campaigned on their behalf.
Workers who have contracted mesothelioma rarely survive beyond two years after diagnosis and they should be able to spend time with their families without having to worry about financial questions or legal manoeuvring.
This ruling, which overturns accepted principles of Scots law, must not be allowed to affect the claims of asbestos victims and their families in the Scottish Courts.
www.scottishlabour.org.uk /mcnultyasbestosvictory   (561 words)

The post is not recognised in statute (in comparison with the post of First Minister which is established by the Scotland Act 1998), and its holder is simply an ordinary member of the Scottish Executive, but the post has existed in practice since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Executive in 1999.
The Additional Member System used to elect Members of the Scottish Parliament makes it difficult for a single party to have an absolute majority, and the Scottish Executive has since 1999 been formed by a Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition.
It has been pointed out that the title is not in line with traditional Scottish usage, which uses the form "Depute" in preference to "Deputy".
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Deputy_First_Minister_of_Scotland   (193 words)

 Links to other websites of interest
Scottish Committee of the Communist Party of Britain
the left organisation of the Scottish Labour Party.
The STUC represents around 630,000 trade unionists, the members of 46 affiliated trade unions, speaking for trade union members in and out of work, in the community and in the workplace, in all occupational sectors and across Scotland.
www.scottishcommunists.org.uk /links   (217 words)

 Red Clydeside: The Scottish worker [magazine cover] / Scottish Trades Union Congress, 1926   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Front page of the first issue of 'The Scottish Worker - Official Organ of the Scottish Trades Union Congress', published by the STUC on a daily basis throughout the 1926 general strike.
The paper was published ostensibly to combat the anti-strike propaganda of the Tory press during the general strike of 1926 and to keep strikers informed of the strength of the general strike in different areas of the country and at national level.
The second article assures strikers that the strike is holding throughout Britain.
gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk /redclyde/redcly018.htm   (159 words)

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