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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17045: Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 5 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish Government is celebrating 150 years of the TUC.

Answered by: Keith Brown 19 June 2018

I attended the TUC’s 150 th Anniversary reception at Westminster on 6 June 2018 to celebrate their longstanding commitment to protecting the rights of workers and improving workplace relations.

The Scottish Government's support for the trade union movement in Scotland is demonstrated through funding to the STUC of £2.2 million for Scottish Union Learning and £350,000 for the Trade Union Fair Work and Modernisation Fund and the Leadership and Equality Programme.

We will do all that we can to oppose UK Government policy, such as the Trade Union Act, that continues to threaten the role of trade unions.