A major labour movement conference has been called for Sunday 7 March in Glasgow. This Scottish Morning Star conference will include sessions led my Labour and SNP MSPs, representatives of the STUC, Unison, Unite, trades councils and the YCL. More information here. .

Speakers


Mike Arnott Secretary Dundee TUC

Tommy Campbell Unite Regional Officer, Grampians

Mary Davis Professor Working Lives Institute London Metropolitan

University; Chair TUC Women’s Conference 2010;

Member People’s Charter Steering Committee

Daniel Gray Author of Homage to Caledonia, the acclaimed study of Scotland’s contribution to the defence of the Spanish Republic

Bill Kidd SNP MSP for the Glasgow List

Mike Kirby Convener, UNISON Scotland

Marc Livingstone Scottish Secretary YCL

Tom Morrison Secretary Clydebank Trades Union Council

Dave Moxham Deputy General Secretary STUC

Cathy Pound Organiser for Hope Not Hate, Searchlight Magazine

Elaine Smith Labour Party MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston

 

The conference will be chaired by Liz Elkind, chair of the People’s Press Printing Society Management Committee (publishers of the Morning Star)


10.45 Registration


11.00 CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS: LIZ ELKIND


11.15 OPENING PLENARY


Resisting racism and fascism: resisting the attack on living standards and public services

Daniel Gray, Mary Davis, Cathy Pound, Tommy Campbell

 

12. 30 workshops

a) Scotland against fascism in the 1930s: lessons for today

Mike Arnott

b) Hope Not Hate – mobilising communities

Cathy Pound and Marc Livingstone

c) Fighting the cuts and building unity

Mike Kirby and Tom Morrison


1.30 LUNCH


2.00 CLOSING PLENARY

Winning solidarity: mobilising for a progressive alternative

Mike Kirby, Dave Moxham, Elaine Smith MSP, Bill Kidd MSP