WARDHAUGH JOINS SALMOND CAMPAIGN CALL FOR ‘JOBS, JOBS, JOBS’ ON FINAL WEEKEND OF CAMPAIGN
East Kilbride Central North candidate, Sheena Wardhaugh, has seconded Alex Salmond’s call for the creation of “jobs, jobs, jobs” on the final weekend of the Scottish Local Elections.
“I welcome his central message will be that every SNP council will be focussed on working to protect jobs and the economy and to work alongside the Scottish Government to help people into long-term employment.
“The latest figures show Scotland has the lowest unemployment and highest employment of any nation in the UK – and the SNP have a team of council candidates here in East Kilbride determined to drive down unemployment further.
Commenting the First Minister said:
“Our message is focussed on how SNP Councils will be can-do councils which can create and protect jobs, jobs, jobs for Scotland.
“People don’t want their local council to spend its time bickering with other councils and with the Scottish government. Instead, every SNP council will be focussed on working to protect jobs and the economy.
“SNP councils will work with the Scottish Government to ensure every 16-19 year old not in work, education or training is offered a learning or training opportunity, as we help them take their first steps into the world of work.
“We’ll extend our no-compulsory redundancy policy to councils, giving thousands of workers job security and giving them confidence to spend to support local jobs and businesses.
“Because the SNP Government has protected councils from the worst of the Westminster spending cuts, we are able to promise to take forward key policies to make life better for families across Scotland.
“In the elections last year, the people of Scotland gave a huge vote of confidence in our record in national Government. On Thursday they can bring the same record and vision to their local council.”