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Third annual Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture: 'Workers' Rights are Human Rights'

In honour of workers’ leader Jimmy Reid, Nicola Sturgeon will address the issue of why workers’ rights are human rights and how this can be used in defence against the Tory Government’s attacks on workers’ economic, political and social rights in Scotland.

Speaker: Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland

Chairperson: Grahame Smith, General Secretary STUC

Tuesday 24 November at 6.30pm

Bute Hall, University of Glasgow G12 8QQ

Doors open from 5.30pm. Free entry is by ticket only. Tickets will be available online at our website on or about 16 October.

In honour of workers’ leader Jimmy Reid, Nicola Sturgeon will address the issue of why workers’ rights are human rights and how this can be used in defence against the Tory Government’s attacks on workers’ economic, political and social rights in Scotland. The First Minister and guests will be welcomed by the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli. Following the speech, there will be a question and answer session. Our Director; Professor Gregor Gall will make a short contribution on our work programme to conclude the event. The Foundation has just published a policy paper on this issue, available at our website.

Jimmy Reid was installed as elected Rector of the University in the Bute Hall in 1972, where he made his famous “The rat race is for rats” speech. A souvenir programme will be available containing the speech. His archives and those of the UCS Work-in are maintained by the University and some will be on display prior to the Lecture. We are grateful to the University for their assistance in organising the Lecture.

Please visit the Reid Foundation website for full details and tickets.

www.reidfoundation.org
 


Published: 12/10/2015
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