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The Jimmy Reid Foundation is a think tank which brings together different voices from across the left in Scotland. Building on the legacy of Jimmy Reid.
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Tory Turmoil and the Cost-of-Living Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Our Trade Unions The Foundation is delighted to announce that Christina McAnea, the first woman general secretary of the largest union in Britain, UNISON, will be giving the annual lecture this year on Thursday 6th October.  She will outline the challenges and opportunities that trade unions… Read More...
This meeting will examine the lessons to be learnt from Joe Strummer so the left can fight its own cultural war against the right. Joe Strummer (1952-2002), as lyricist and leader of The Clash, did more than any other individual musician in the post-war period to inspire people to be on the left and sustain… Read More »Music as a terrain of struggle for the left – lessons...
This meeting will examine the lessons to be learnt from Joe Strummer so the left can fight its own cultural war against the right
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Both language and leaders are critical to understanding the 'how' and 'why' of campaigns becoming mass, popular and successful campaigns.
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Both language and leaders are critical to understanding the ‘how’ and ‘why’ some campaigns become mass, popular and successful campaigns while others do not. Here, Professor Gregor Gall will use the work of Professor Chik Collins to look back at the deliberate use of the discourse of the ‘moral economy’ to counter that of the… Read More...
The Jimmy Reid Foundation, in association with Pluto Press, is pleased to announce the publication of a major new book on the past, present – and critically – future of society in Scotland. Priced at £14.99, for further details on the book and how to purchase see here.The post Publication of ‘A New Scotland: Building an Equal, Fair and Sustainable Society’ appeared first...
On the 50th anniversary, Jim Phillips, Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow gave a talk on Jimmy Reid’s famous ‘rat race’ University of Glasgow rectorial address. The talk was for the University of Glasgow UCU union branch. The video can be accessed here, using the password: ^KH5=F97The post Jimmy Reid’s ‘rat race’ speech...
Ahead of its official publication date of 20 May 2022, the Jimmy Reid Foundation (supported by UNISON Scotland) launched its major new publication, ‘A New Scotland: Building an Equal, Fair and Sustainable Society’ at a lunchtime fringe meeting on 27 April 2022 at the 125th Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aberdeen. Introduced by Lilian Macer,… Read More »STUC launch of...
Fifty years ago today, 28 April 1972, Jimmy Reid gave his powerful and influential address to the University of Glasgow in the Bute Hall, having been elected as its rector, the position to represent the interests of the students to the university and more widely. It became known as the ‘rat race’ speech and the… Read More »Fifty years ago today, Jimmy Reid made his...
The Jimmy Reid Foundation is delighted to announce from 1 April 2022 it began operating as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). Our registration number with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) is SC051331. The purpose of the Jimmy Reid Foundation SCIO is the advancement of education, and its has two activities. The first… Read More »Jimmy Reid...
The report of the Education reform consultation on behalf of Professor Ken Muir, University of the West of Scotland and Independent Advisor to the Scottish Government was published on 9 March 2022. On behalf of the Jimmy Reid Foundation, Brian Boyd and Henry Maitles made a submission to the review in October 2021 based upon… Read More »Muir education review submissionThe post Muir...
The Jimmy Reid Foundation was pleased to be among the forty plus organisations in Scotland signing the response drawn up by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland to the UK Government’s proposals to reform and replace the Human Rights Act. We carry the full text of the response below: Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill… Read More »Reid Foundation supports Human Rights...
  The Jimmy Reid Foundation organised the ‘Women in unions today: Advancing the representation of their interests’ meeting on 2 March 2022 in the run up to  International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022.  The recording of the meeting is now available here, courtesy of the STUC. We thank our speakers: Lilian Macer (UNISON Scotland), Shavanah...
‘If a woman’s place is in her union, as a woman leader, what are your priorities and strategies for organising women workers in 2022?’ Since the early 2000s, union density for women (now 27% in 2020) has been higher than that for men (now 20% in 2020) and there are now more absolute numbers of… Read More »‘Women in unions today: Advancing the representation of their...
‘If a woman’s place is in her union, as a woman leader, what are your priorities and strategies for organising women workers in 2022?’
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The video recording of the launch of the new Jimmy Reid Foundation paper on 2 December 2021 by Dr Eurig Scandrett is now available to watch. Eurig was joined by Allison Roche, UNISON policy officer, Sam Mason (PCS union policy officer) and Dave Moxham (STUC deputy general secretary) in discussing the paper at its launch.… Read More »Video of meeting of launch of ‘Beyond...
3 December 2021 The new Reid Foundation paper was launched on 2 December 2021. Now that the COP26 circus has left Glasgow, the Jimmy Reid Foundation invites you to engage in thinking through how union and environmental movements can work together by learning from each other in a way that requires going beyond ‘Just Transition’.… Read More »‘Beyond ‘Just...
After COP26, hear how union & environmental movements can work together by learning from each other in order to go beyond 'Just Transition'
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After the COP26 circus has left town, we invite you to engage in thinking through how the union and environmental movements can work together by learning from each other in a way that requires going beyond ‘Just Transition’. This is to lay out the basis for an economy and society that is democratic, egalitarian and… Read More »Launch of new Reid Foundation paper, ‘Beyond...
The video recording of Roz Foyer, STUC general secretary, giving the 2021 Jimmy Reid Foundation annual lecture on 7 October on a ‘People’s Recovery’ can be accessed by clicking on the link below:The post Video of 2021 Reid Foundation annual lecture by Roz Foyer, STUC general secretary, now available appeared first on The Jimmy Reid Foundation.
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