Update from the Jimmy Reid Foundation

The Jimmy Reid Foundation continues to develop apace. With a regularly updated website and active facebook and twitter accounts, the Foundation had a very successful time at the STUC congress in Aviemore in April 2017. It held a well-attended fringe meeting on its report on the case against renewing the Trident missile system as well as gaining re-affiliations from the major unions in Scotland and a number of new affiliations. In the week of the STUC, it published a new paper on the impact of automation on jobs and conditions and on May Day published a Quick Note on the options for the radical reform of collective labour in Scotland. And at its last project board meeting, the commissioning of further papers was agreed concerning the protection of the environment, developing aspects of public service reform (like citizen participation), and the regulation of employment relations (including an assessment of the operation of the Scottish Government’s Fair Work Framework).

These new papers can be accessed on the Foundation’s website @



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