2015 Third Annual Jimmy Reid Foundation Lecture

2015 Third Annual Jimmy Reid Foundation Lecture

‘Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights’

  • Tuesday 24 November 2015: 18:00
  • Speaker: Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
  • Chair: Grahame Smith, General Secretary, STUC

In honour of workers’ leader, Jimmy Reid, the First Minister will address the issue of why workers’ rights are human rights.

The First Minister and guests will be welcomed by Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli. Following the speech there will be a question and answer session. The Reid Foundation Director, Professor Gregor Gall, will then make a short contribution on the Foundation’s work programme to conclude the event.

Jimmy Reid was installed as elected Rector of the University in the Bute Hall in 1972 where he made his famous ‘The rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings’ speech. His archives are maintained by the University and some will be on display prior to the lecture.