STUC comment on first report of Scottish Infrastructure Commission

January 20th 2020

STUC comment on first report of Scottish Infrastructure Commission

January 20th 2020

Responding to the publication of the first report of the IICS, STUC Deputy General Secretary Dave Moxham said:

“In it’s first report the IICS has set the right ambitions on inclusive growth and Net Zero Carbon. The report does not shy away from the enormous challenges presented in areas such as transport and the decarbonisation of the heating system.

“The transformation required will not be delivered by the market or by private sector companies operating short-term, profit maximising, shareholdings satisfying business models. We need a publicly owned infrastructure company that will provide strategic leadership and set the standards, - including employment standards - that we need to ensure inclusive growth is achieved.

“We also require a strategy to ensure good jobs are created in Scotland across the supply chain.”

ENDS For more information, please contact Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary, on 07891026870 or Rachel Thomson, Campaigns & Communications Officer, on 07974966227.

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