West End Labour

 

Councillor Richard McCready

Disappointed at Post Office Decision
"I'm disappointed at the decision of the Post Office to continue with plans for a franchised Post Office to replace the Crown Post Office in Dundee city centre. On behalf of the Labour Group on Dundee City Council I responded to the consultation on the future of the Central Post Office and had made the case for Dundee retaining a Crown Post Office. "

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West End Labour

Councillor Richard McCready

Need to deal with Gig Economy

"I am happy to hear about businesses doing well in Dundee, but I am also clear that we need to make sure that people have a good quality job. In my view a good quality job includes things like a good rate of pay and I agree with the report of Dundee Fairnesss Commission which wanted Dundee to be a Living Wage city. "

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Councillor Richard McCready

Exempt Police Scotland & Scottish Fire & Rescue Service from VAT - Pay back the 140 million
"Labour is demanding that he exempt both Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service from VAT and reimburse the 140 million paid since 2012. We're looking for the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service to commit to protecting services in Dundee. "

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Councillor Richard McCready

Ryehill Police Station Safe for Now

"I welcome the fact that Ryehill Police Station appears to have won a reprieve for now and will remain open. "

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Councillor Richard McCready

Invest in the West End
"Along with the Community Council and my council ward colleagues I am calling for investment to improve the shopping experience on the Perth Road. "

As a local councillor and a local resident I know how important it is to maintain the Perth Road as a vibrant shopping district.

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Councillor Richard McCready


"Our campaign to bring the new Social Security Agency to Dundee has paid off today with 750 desperately needed jobs in Dundee.

"After 10 years in office the SNP has finally made good on Shona Robison's pledge to build on Labour's transfer of jobs to Dundee.

"This is great news for Dundee, our economy and our experienced civil servants."

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Councillor Richard McCready

Call for an end to car parking charges at Ninewells Hospital
If free car parking at hospitals is the policy of the Scottish Government then it should apply in Dundee just as much as anywhere else in Scotland.

Taxpayers in Dundee are paying for 'free' car parking at hospitals across Scotland.

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Jenny Marra MSP

Announcement of 750 more jobs for Dundee through the new Social Security Agency
"Our campaign to bring the new Social Security Agency to Dundee has paid off today with 750 desperately needed jobs in Dundee.

"After 10 years in office the SNP has finally made good on Shona Robison's pledge to build on Labour's transfer of jobs to Dundee.

"This is great news for Dundee, our economy and our experienced civil servants."

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Councillor Richard McCready

Campaign to be a Living Wage City
Along with council colleagues, including Councillor Charlie Malone and others I attended a Living Wage Roadshow in the City Chambers on Wednesday evening.

I was the first person to promote the Living Wage on Dundee City Council, and while I welcome what the council is doing to promote the Living Wage he is clear that there is much much more that could be done.

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