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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00718

Concern over At-risk Glasgow Life Jobs and Venues

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Supported by: Maggie Chapman, Gillian Mackay, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba

That the Parliament notes with concern reports that 500 jobs at Glasgow Life are at risk, due to its current funding crisis, and that 80 out of its 171 venues remain closed to the public with no plans to reopen; understands that Glasgow Life has lost £38 million in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that lost-income funding, provided by the Scottish Government, has been insufficient to close this gap; further understands that trade unions have jointly lodged a collective grievance over a lack of consultation regarding job losses; supports the efforts of trade unions and community campaigners in demanding answers and accountability for ongoing closures and potential job losses, and considers that the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council have a shared responsibility to ensure that the public services operated by Glasgow Life are reopened to serve communities throughout Glasgow.