The history of UK industrial disputes and Challenge Poverty week

On this episode, we speak to Jim Phillips, Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow.  Jim talks about the key industrial disputes of the 1970s and 1980s and what we can learn from those experiences in the current climate of industrial relations. 

We also speak to Citizens Advice Scotland and their Head of Communications, Kieron Higgins, as part of Challenge Poverty Week. Kieron talks about the findings of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual Poverty in Scotland publication, and what’s happening on the ground in communities across Scotland. 




Jim Phillips: 1:55 

Kieron Higgins: 22:57 


Further links

Professor Jim Phillips UofG profile

Challenge Poverty Week website

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Poverty in Scotland 2022 Report