Tue 23 Jun, 2020

Responding to the news that Intu Braehead is facing administration, potentially putting thousands of jobs at risk, Scottish Greens West Scotland MSP Ross Greer said: 

“This is devastating news for workers and their families. It will have a huge impact on the Renfrewshire and wider west of Scotland economy, and comes just a few weeks after Rolls Royce announced 700 job losses at its site literally just down the road.

“This week the Scottish Government’s own advisers recommended that it adopt a Scottish Greens manifesto proposal, a job guarantee for young people, as a way to help us out of the Covid economic crisis. The need for such a guarantee becomes far more urgent as we face job losses on this scale. 

“The Government must step in with a recovery package for workers in Renfrewshire immediately. 

"Hundreds of thousands of new, lasting jobs can be created in Scotland in the industries of the future. Our Scottish Green New Deal would deliver that and I know that workers would rather see that than further bailouts for big business which leave them behind.”

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To: John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education

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Dear John,

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