STUC Youth Conference
STUC youth conference calls for action to end period poverty to be ramped up
The STUC youth conference hightlights the issues women faced while having their period as they support action to end period poverty.
THE STUC youth conference is calling on the Scottish Government to have free sanitary products throughout the public sector and to apply pressure on to private sector workplaces to do the same.
STUC youth conference demands independent inquiry into sex for rent scandal
Concerns have been raised at the STUC Youth Conference about how women have been exploited by male landlords on websites for sexual favours.
THE STUC youth committee is calling on the Scottish Government to launch an independent inquiry into the sex for rent scandal.
A motion was passed at the STUC youth annual conference in Clydebank also calling for a report that will strengthen tenants’ rights and protect tenants from sexual violence.
STUC youth conference: There is no case for young workers to be paid less than older colleagues
The STUC youth conference kicked off with concerns about how low pay is having an effect on young workers in Scotland
CONCERNS HAVE been raised about the effect of young worker rates which tie young people into low pay, as the annual STUC youth conference began today [30 June].
A motion was passed at the conference in Clydebank that noted that young workers are getting paid almost two pounds an hour less than their older colleagues.
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Scottish Government minister for employability and training Jamie Hepburn spoke to CommonSpace after he kicked off at the 77th STUC Youth Conference in Clydebank
THE STUC Youth Committee held its annual conference in Clydebank at the weekend, where there was lots of discussion about better conditions for young workers.
In his speech to the conference, Scottish Government minister Jamie Hepburn discussed what was on the agenda for the youth workers conference, but also he discussed fair work for young people.
STUC Youth concerned about hard Brexit impact on higher education
The Educational Institute of Scotland union (EIS) moved a motion at the STUC Youth Conference amid concern about the impact on higher education as a result of a “hard” Brexit
THE STUC Youth Conference has raised serious concerns for the future of young people’s opportunities in higher education if a “hard” Brexit is delivered.
STUC Youth Conference backs motion to help young men amid suicide rate fears
STUC Youth Conference back calls for more support for young men after figures revealed
THE STUC Youth Conference has raised concerns about the number of young men who committed suicide in 2015.
Figures published by The National Records of Scotland showed that 672 people died – 476 males and 196 females – as a result of taking their own lives in 2015.
This compares to 2014 when 696 (497 males and 199 females) committed suicide.
STUC General Secretary: Deep-seated concerns of voters have been ignored by politicians
STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith discusses the aftermath of the EU referendum at STUC Conference Youth Conference on Sunday
THE STUC General Secretary has said that the result of the EU referendum has “produced a deep-seated belief among large parts of the population that their concerns have simply been ignored by politicians and political institutions”.
Grahame Smith made the comments in his address to the STUC Youth Conference on Sunday, and said he felt that the “writing was on the wall” on ending UK membership of the EU.