Person NameScottish Trades Union Congress; 1897-
ActivityThe first Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) was convened in Glasgow in March 1897 following a number of meetings held by the Scottish Trades Councils concerning a dispute within the Trades Union Congress (TUC), established 1868, over political representation of the Labour Movement. It is independent from the TUC although they work closely together. The STUC played a part in the establishment of the Scottish Workers Parliamentary Committee, forerunner of the Scottish Council of the Labour Party, in 1900. The STUC's Annual Congress is held in April each year and is attended by delegates from affiliated organisations. At the Annual Congress the General Council of the STUC are elected and the policy which it is to implement is determined. The General Council was known as the Parliamentary Committee until 1923. In addition to conditions of work, the STUC is concerned with international affairs, housing, education, transport, Scottish industry and Scottish economy. In April 2000 there were 36 Trades Unions Councils across Scotland affiliated to the STUC.'See Angela Tuckett, 'The Scottish Trades Union Congress :the first 80 years 1897-1977', (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1986) and Keith Aitken 'The bairns o' Adam :the story of the STUC' (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1997).
Corporate NameScottish Trades Union Congress
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