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Glasgow becomes latest council to back youth climate strikes

Tue 12 Mar, 2019

Glasgow City Council has become the latest to confirm that students who miss school to take part in global climate protests will not face punishment if they have the support of parents or carers.

Greer welcomes teachers’ pay agreement

Fri 8 Mar, 2019

Responding to reports that a deal on teachers’ pay has been reached between the EIS and the Scottish Government, Scottish Greens Education spokesperson Ross Green MSP, who has backed the teachers’ pay campaign, said:

Greens: Back school students ahead of new climate strike

Fri 8 Mar, 2019

Scottish Greens have today (8 March 2019) stepped up calls for councils across Scotland to back young climate protestors with just one week to go until the next global school strike.

Green MSPs have written to bosses at all Scottish councils urging them to publicly support young people who take part in the strikes, after the City of Edinburgh Council backed a Green motion to veto punishment earlier this week.

Youth Strike 4 Climate - An open letter

Ross Greer MSP Fri 15 Feb, 2019

An open letter from Ross Greer MSP to Scotland's school leaders.

Up-to-date Personal & Social Education welcomed by Ross Greer

Wed 23 Jan, 2019

The Scottish Greens today (23 Jan) hailed the prospect of up-to-date Personal & Social Education (PSE) being rolled out in Scottish schools following a long-running campaign by education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP.

An independent Scotland can build a people’s Europe

Ross Greer MSP Fri 18 Jan, 2019

In 70 days the Article 50 negotiation period will expire and unless something changes, the UK will leave the European Union, with or without a deal. What happens in the next seventy days is anyone’s guess but it is sure to be the greatest crisis of the British state in modern history.

Chaos reigns supreme at Westminster. In the largest ever defeat of a British government, the Tory deal negotiated over the last two years has been blown off the table.

Ministers agree to Greer's call to look at risk of post-Brexit people-trafficking

Thu 10 Jan, 2019

Scottish Ministers today (10 Jan) agreed to a Green MSP's call to look into the threat of increased people-trafficking as a result of the UK Government's proposed post-Brexit immigration system.

The current system for ‘third country’ or non-EEA nationals, defined by the Conservatives’ ‘hostile environment’ policies, has been found to make tackling human trafficking harder and is regularly exploited by traffickers. With the extension of this system to cover some 450 million European nationals, expectations are that the number of human trafficking victims in the UK could increase.

Greer calls on Scot Gov to end support for arms dealers supplying Brazil

Wed 2 Jan, 2019

Scottish Greens international relations spokesperson Ross Greer MSP today (2 Jan) called on the Scottish Government to end its financial support of arms dealers supplying the Brazilian government, following yesterday’s inauguration of the openly fascist Jair Bolsonaro as Brazilian president.

Greer challenges Scot Gov over failure to publish No Deal Brexit plan

Tue 18 Dec, 2018

Scottish Greens Europe spokesperson Ross Greer MSP today (18 Dec) challenged the Scottish Government over its failure to show the public its plans for public healthcare, the water supply and other essential services in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

Questioning Constitutional Relations Secretary Mike Russell in Parliament, Mr Greer pressed for contingency plans to be put into the public domain and the Cabinet Secretary replied that he would "get officials to look into this".

Afterward, Ross Greer MSP said:

Greer challenges Swinney over subsidy to fee-paying Music School when many councils are axing free tuition

Wed 5 Dec, 2018

Green MSP Ross Greer has challenged Education Secretary John Swinney to justify his Government’s long-running subsidy of around £1.2 million to the fee-paying St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, at a time when many councils are axing free music tuition in schools due to budget cuts passed down by the Scottish Government.