Ross Greer, the Scottish Green MSP for Renfrewshire has hailed the Scottish Government’s Programme for government as a positive programme for change in the local community.
There will be new rent controls and rights for tenants, expanded childcare, better wages for early years and social care workers, the removal of peak-time rail fares and trials of a four day work week to get a better work and life balance, the Greens claim it will be a big boost for people in Renfrewshire.
There will be £2 billion to tackle the climate and nature emergencies, action to create more jobs in the wind and solar energy industries and a consultation on banning disposable vapes.
Ross Greer MSP said: “With Scottish Greens in government, we are delivering increased wages, cheaper rail travel, more childcare, new jobs and a cleaner environment for people in Renfrewshire.
“Our policies are already lifting 90,000 children out of poverty this year, putting money in people’s pockets and protecting our communities from the damage that has been done by the Westminster-driven cost of living crisis.
“We are also delivering for nature and our environment, with real investment that will create new jobs and opportunities for people in Renfrewshire.
“Business as usual is not enough. That is why we are working to deliver the fairer, greener and better future that people in Renfrewshire deserve.”