Scottish Green Party conference will run as an online gathering this weekend.
Ahead of the formal event, Patrick Harvie will launch the party’s Green New Deal for Scotland’s workers this afternoon. The report will call on the Scottish and UK governments to improve workers’ rights, pay and conditions. The party will also call for all companies who receive public grants in Scotland to recognise trade unions, eliminate precarious contracts and pay at least the real Living Wage.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Patrick Harvie said: “We need to create and retain skilled and high-quality jobs in Scotland. Our New Deal for workers would rebuild the public sector to reverse the erosion of rights, restore wages and the dignity of work and end zero-hour contracts. It would put workers and unions centre stage in driving a transition to a zero-carbon economy and creating quality, unionised and well-paid green jobs.”
On Saturday the main stage discussions will focus on green recovery. On Sunday, Andy Wightman will unveil an action plan on land reform followed by a discussion on ‘A Fairer Scotland’.
Policy motions scheduled for debate are on the curriculum, waste policy, health and social care, biodiversity, student grants, driving culture, support for journalism, lifelong learning and private education.
FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER
13:30 – 15:00
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER – MORNING SESSION
10:00 – 12:45
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER – AFTERNOON SESSION
13:30 – 17:00
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER – MORNING SESSION
10:00 – 12:45
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER – AFTERNOON SESSION