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Fifth Annual Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture Thursday 5th Oct

Aug 14, 2017 Add a comment

PAY, PEOPLE and POWER: the progressive case for public services

Thursday 5th October 7pm

Govan Old Parish Church
866 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 3UU

Speaker
MARK SERWOTKA
General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union

Chairperson
NICOLA FISHER
President, Educational Institute of Scotland

After 10 years of austerity cuts, out sourcing, privatisation and wage freeze, public services are now reaching crisis point. In Scotland, for example, over 10,000 civil services and 40,000 local government jobs have been lost, seriously affecting the delivery of even adequate standards of services. Workers’ morale is at an all-time low and recruiting new staff becoming more difficult. Under the pretext of “cutting red tape” and increased efficiency, service users’ and providers have been put at risk. We need a public sector for the 21st century, properly funded with fairly paid staff and democratic ownership. Come and hear that case from one of the most powerful advocates of it and one who without his heart transplant last year would not be here today.

  • Doors open from 6.00pm, tea and coffee, exhibition and stalls.
  • Lecture commences at 7.00pm, followed by question and answer session, finishing about 8.30pm.
  • Govan Old Parish Church is at 866, Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU, about 100m west from Govan Cross Underground Station.

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Jimmy Reid Foundation 2017 STUC fringe event

Apr 06, 2017 1 Comment

The Jimmy Reid Foundation is pleased to announce that it is hosting a lunchtime fringe meeting on its research report against the renewal of Trident (see http://reidfoundation.org/portfolio/stop-trident-renewal/ ) at the 2017 STUC congress in Aviemore on Monday 24 April at 12.30pm. The meeting is entitled ‘Trident and jobs – facts and fiction’.

Chaired by Lynn Henderson, the vice-chair of the Foundation and PCS national officer, the meeting will hear from Gary Smith (GMB Scottish Secretary), Richard Hardy (Prospect union Scottish Secretary), John McInally (PCS national vice-president) and Professor Mike Danson (lead author of the report, Heriot Watt university).

It will no doubt be a lively exchange of views and one of the highlights of this year’s congress. We hope that the aforementioned report will provide for an informed, productive and stimulating exchange of views.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the GMB, Prospect, PCS and UCU unions in hosting this event.

The event is part of the work of the Foundation in disseminating its publications to interested groups and parties.