Update on The Reid Foundation

Update on The Reid Foundation


Dear Friends of The Reid Foundation


Jeremy Corbyn to give Jimmy Reid memorial lecture on a productive economy and good secure jobs


The Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party will deliver this year’s Annual Memorial Lecture. The topic will be “Industrial Strategy” and he will set out the way forward on a productive economy and good, secure jobs. He follows other distinguished speakers, namely Alex Salmond, Len McCluskey and Nicola Sturgeon. The Lecture will be on the evening of Thursday 6 October in the historic setting of Govan Old Parish Church in the heart of Scotland’s shipbuilding industry.


The Foundation Convener, Bob Thomson said “The subject matter of Jeremy’s lecture is very timely and welcome for the Foundation which has produced a number of policy papers on industrial strategy and related matters. Good, secure jobs require a productive economy. Moreover, the BHS scandal and other corporate excesses and recent disputes in the rail and offshore oil industries have highlighted the need for radical reforms. Jeremy is committed to investing in research and development, better training, ending zero hour  contacts, providing safe working conditions, ensuring fair equal pay and giving workers  a say in how their organisation is run. He is not a recent convert to these ideals but has a long track record of support.”


Jeremy Corbyn said ‘Jimmy Reid was one of the most outstanding trade unionists and socialist fighters that Scotland has ever produced. He led the UCS Work-in whose legacy is that we still have shipbuilding on the Clyde today. His message of the necessity of human dignity at work reverberates down the years and is a theme that I campaigned on last year – and am campaigning on again this year – in order to make sure that Labour represents the interest of workers.’


Tickets for the lecture will be available w/b 29th August and a further email will be sent to advise you when they are available, the cost and the link to purchase them online.


Gregor Gall