Wednesday, 16 April 2014

STUC continues to push for answers on referendum issues

#stuc14 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 austerity

- 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 Salmon 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 for more details.

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