the backdrop to the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) last week was the demise of Labour in Scotland and rise of the Scottish National Party.
Yet the union leaderships’ only solution was to vote the Tories out.
Very few union leaders mentioned the fightback from below.
A motion calling on the STUC general council and affiliate unions to affiliate to Stand Up to Ukip was passed.
The STUC is to organise a Scotland-wide conference against cuts to services, conditions and jobs.