STUC conference podcast with Nicola Sturgeon, Kezia Dugdale, Grahame Smith + more


CommonSpace reporter David Thomson covered this week’s conference in Dundee

FOLLOWING the Scottish Trades Union Congress’ three-day conference in Dundee this week, we’ve put together a podcast interviewing some of the key voices at the event talking about prominent issues in Scotland.

Featured in the round-up is STUC general secretary Grahame Smith, Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack; Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union general secretary Ronnie Draper; RMT president Sean Hoyle; SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon; Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale; Scottish Greens co-convenor Maggie Chapman; and University of Glasgow lecturer Jeanette Findlay.

Topics discussed include the possible privatisation of Calmac ferry services; the controversial Trade Union Bill; the impending closure of the Carron Phoenix sink manufacturing plant in Falkirk; and the upcoming referendum on EU membership.

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