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.