The STUC General Secretary has congratulated the SNP on returning the largest number of MSPs and called for a radical recovery plan to be the urgent priority for the Scottish Parliament.
STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:
‘”The historic turn-out has shown that even with an at times lacklustre campaign, people are still looking towards our Parliament to deliver change.
“Now is the time for bold and ambitious policies that will materially improve the lives of working class people in Scotland. We need immediate action to deliver on manifesto promises on pay, jobs and social care.”
“We cannot go back to how things were before, where cleaners, nurses, shop workers and many others are undervalued and underpaid and we also desperately need a plan for jobs that includes scale state investment into the creation of good quality green employment.
“We need a National Care Service based on people over profit which treats those that use the services and those that deliver it with the same respect as in the National Health Service.”
“The nation remains divided over independence and most would probably oppose a second referendum in the first part of the parliament. However, it would be deeply undemocratic for the UK Government to continue to deny the Parliament the right to hold a referendum given that a majority in favour of independence has been returned.”