Smith time­line

The Herald on Sunday - - NEWS -

GRA­HAME Smith has led the STUC for over a decade, but his time in charge has co­in­cided with crit­i­cism the or­gan­i­sa­tion is too close to the SNP Gov­ern­ment.

In 2017, the STUC and its train­ing arm had a com­bined in­come of nearly £4.3m, of which around £2.3m – around 60% – came from the Gov­ern­ment.

There is also grow­ing un­rest over the num­ber of out­side posts Smith, whose STUC re­mu­ner­a­tion pack­age is be­lieved to be around £70,000, has ac­cu­mu­lated over the years.

He sits on the boards of quan­gos Skills Devel­op­ment Scot­land and the Scot­tish Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Au­thor­ity, as well as the En­ter­prise and Skills Strate­gic Board, which col­lec­tively can boost his salary by around £15,000 a year. Smith was also a board mem­ber of Scot­tish En­ter­prise be­tween 2008 and 2016, al­legedly re­ceiv­ing up to £100,000 in fees.

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