Scottish Trade Union Congress

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Full name Scottish Trades Union Congress
Founded 1897
Members 630,000
Country Scotland
Key people Grahame Smith, General Secretary
Office location Glasgow

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is the co-ordinating body of trade unions, and local Trades Councils, in Scotland. With 39 affiliated unions as of 2007, the STUC represents around 630,000 trade unionists.

The STUC is a separate organisation from the English and Welsh Trades Union Congress (TUC), having being established in 1897 as a result of a political dispute with the TUC regarding political representation for the Labour movement.[1]

The current General Secretary of the STUC is Grahame Smith. His predecessors include Bill Speirs.

STUC affiliate unions

General secretaries

1922: William Elger
1949: George Middleton
1963: James Jack
1975: James Milne
1986: Campbell Christie
1998: Bill Speirs
2006: Grahame Smith


  • Scottish Union Learning
  • One Workplace Equal Rights
  • Close the Gap

See also

Organized labour portal



  • The Bairns o' Adam - The Story of the STUC, by Keith Aitken, 1997

External links

  • Official website
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Scottish Union Learning website
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