Scottish council election: Labour council pledges at-a-glance
- 17 April 2012
- From the section Scotland politics
Scottish Labour has pledged to put job creation at the heart of its plans for local government.
The party's pledge came as it launched a policy document ahead of the 3 May local authority elections.
Here is a look at the main points:
- Action for new jobs and training opportunities.
- Investment for schools and support for decent childcare.
- Support for carers across our communities and dignity for our older citizens.
- Action to tackle fuel poverty.
- Better care for all pensioners, with action to reduce energy bills.
- Scotland-wide jobs plan to guarantee apprenticeships and 10,000 job placements for unemployed youngsters.
- Support "co-operative councils", getting local people more involved in decision-making.
- Support living wage for councils and their contractors.
- Reverse "unfair cuts" to local bus services.
- "Immediate" boost to childcare.
- Campaign against housing budget cuts.
- "Proper" support for social work, so no older person has to "suffer the indignity of a 15-minute care visit" and support for sheltered housing.
- Reinstate cancelled education programmes, like homework clubs and school buses.
- Build 50 new primary schools in South Lanarkshire.
- A new council care home in Penicuik, Midlothian.