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STUC Congress 2021 Fringe Events

We have a number of fringe events for the 124th Annual STUC Congress, which is taking place from 19th April - 21st April.

To attend the Fringe or webinars, click the link below:

Congress Fringe Meeting – Monday, 19 April 2021 – 5.00pm

STUC & The Open University in Scotland - Organising Learning for a Fairer Future

As STUC and The Open Univeristy in Scotland sign a new Memorandum of Understanding, this Fringe will feature a series of five-minute presentations by Open University, Union officials, Union Learning Organisers, ULRs and learners to provide a broad overview of the work undertaken between trade unions and Open University.

Speakers will include:

  • Roz Foyer, STUC General Secretary
  • Susan Stewart, Director, The Open University in Scotland
  • Mary Senior, STUC President
  • Gerry Mooney, The Open University in Scotland
  • Wendy Burton, Director, Scottish Union Learning

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Congress Webinar – Tuesday, 20 April 2021 – 11.00am

What next for Learning and Mental Health

What’s Next for Learning and Mental Health? Ideas and insights for trade unions to build on mental health awareness raising programmes as we progress to the next stage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Catherine Deveney, NUJ
  • Nicola Cogan, Strathclyde University

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Congress Webinar - Thursday, 22 April 2021 – 11. 00am

Social Media and Trolling

  • Joan Macdonald, NUJ

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The Open University The OU in Scotland and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding on 19 April 2021, setting out a range of collaborative activity which will open up training opportunities for the 540,000 Scottish workers who are trade unionists, the members of 39 affiliated trade unions and 20 Trades Union Councils.