Mon 18 Apr, 2016

Labour's offer of an across the board tax rise for even low income earners does nothing to tackle inequality, whereas the Scottish Greens are proposing to cut income tax for everyone on less than £26,500. Maggie Chapman

Responding to Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's speech at the STUC, Maggie Chapman, a long-term trade union activist, attending the STUC in Dundee, said:

 

"Attending the STUC in Dundee it is clear from discussions with trade unionists that the Scottish Greens are bringing much needed vitality to the debate around workers' rights and public services. Labour's offer of an across the board tax rise for even low income earners does nothing to tackle inequality, whereas the Scottish Greens are proposing to cut income tax for everyone on less than £26,500. And let's not forget Labour blocked devolution of employment law during the Smith Commission, leaving it in the hands of a Tory government, so their credibility on workers' rights is badly damaged.

 

"Our plan would generate additional revenue to invest in public services and create jobs in lasting industries. The need for such joined up thinking in parliament is clear and a strong regional vote for the Scottish Greens can ensure the bolder Holyrood our workers need."

 

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