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Responding to reports that Alexander Dennis plans to cut 650 jobs, including at least 160 in Falkirk, Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP said: 

“The proposed job losses at Alexander Dennis would be devastating to the local community, and to Scotland’s manufacturing base, if they go ahead. We know that free bus travel for young people, delivered by the Scottish Greens in budget negotiations, will increase bus usage when it comes into force next year. Investment in building cleaner buses is vital if we are to encourage more people to leave the car behind and use public transport. I urge both the UK and Scottish Governments to look at the long term benefit of investment in manufacturing, which will play a vital role in building a fairer, greener Scotland, and do all they can to save these jobs.” 

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