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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-22890

The People’s Recovery: a Different Track for Scotland’s Economy

Submitted by: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Iain Gray, James Kelly, Mark McDonald, Alex Rowley, Elaine Smith, Colin Smyth, Andy Wightman
Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the report, The People’s Recovery: a Different Track for Scotland’s Economy, by the STUC; understands that the document includes a wide ranging policy agenda setting out how the economy can recover from the COVID-19 crisis, ending decades of dominance by the rich and powerful over working people, creating a new sense of collective purpose based on industrial democracy and work for all, a green recovery, democratic ownership, equality, social security and housing, universal public services and a recovery driven by education, and urges the Scottish and UK governments to adopt this as a programme for a sustainable future of full employment within a just and democratic society.