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Friday 2 June doors open 6:30pm

The AGM of the People's Press Printing Society is on Friday 2 June - doors open 6.30 p.m. - at the STUC in Glasgow. Non-members can buy shares at the door.

We want to make this the launch of work for the circulation drive using the new circulation leaflet.

There will be a social afterwards to enable members to meet the editor.

2017 PPPS AGM

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ABERDEEN
Friday 25 November
The Life and Times of Aberdeen’s International Brigaders
Neil Cooney, Nina Londragan and Tommy Campbell
7 p.m. Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen, AB10


PAISLEY
Tuesday, 6 December
Connolly, 1916 and Scotland
Steven Coyle and Keith Stoddart
Chair: Colin Mack, Paisley TUC
7 p.m. Paisley Town Hall
in conjunction with the 1916 Rising Centenary Committee – Scotland


IRVINE
Thursday, 23 February
Happy Lands Film on the 1926 General Strike
7.30 p.m. Volunteer Rooms.
High St, KA12 0BA


LANARKSHIRE BLANTYRE
Tuesday 7 March
The Caterpillar Occupation:
Richard Leonard, John Gillen,
John Brannan
Chair Elaine Smith
Blantyre Miners Welfare, Calder ST


EDINBURGH
Tuesday 14 March
James Connolly, Jim Larkin and the 1907
Belfast Dockers Strike
Tommy Campbell,
7 p.m. Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge


FIFE
Tuesday 4 April
Robin Page Arnot: Historian of the Scottish Miners, Communist and Revolutionary Leader
Tom Kirby
7 p.m. Lochgelly Centre, Bank Street, KY5


DUNDEE
Tuesday 2 May
Ten Days that Shook the World
Tam Kirby
DVA. 10 Constitution Street, DD1 1LL


DUMFRIES
Tuesday 6 June
Bertold Brecht
Sandra Trotter
7 p.m. Tam O'Shanter
113-117 Queensberry St.
Dumfries DG1 1BH.


EDINBURGH
Tuesday 4 July
Class Struggle and Pre-Capitalist Society
Paul McFarlane
7 p.m. Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge

Thursday 19th March, 7.00pm

Presented by Greater Glasgow HOPE not hate, In association with Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

2015 march hnh daughter troubles film

Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories is a one hour documentary by Emmy award winning producer; Marcia Rock and narrated by Anjelica Huston focuses on the role of women throughout the ‘troubles’ in Belfast. We also hope to have along a guest speaker & have time for an informal discussion about any issues raised.

FREE ADMISSION - all welcome!

Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre
6 Daisy Street,
Glasgow, G42 8JL


www.glasgowhopenothate.org

www.glasgowstpatricksfestival.co.uk

 

Tuesday 4th April 6:30pm

2017 4 R Page Arnot

Morning Star event in Fife on the great Scottish Miner's historian, R Page Arnot. Revolutionary Socialist and founding member of the Communist Party of Great Britain

Speaker Tam Kirby, Secretary of Fife Communist Party

Lochgelly Centre. All welcome.

Saturday 11 March

2017 march glasgow TUC

March and Rally on March 11th, organised by Glasgow Trades Council.
Assemble 11am in Glasgow Green.

#GlasgowNotForSale

Saturday 25 Feb @7:30pm

30th Anniversary of the Caterpillar Occupation

2017 butterfly play

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Sunday 12 March at 11am

2017 morning star spring conf

The year’s spring conference will discuss what can be done to rebuild collective organisation. It will hear of the proposals from the Labour Party to make the reintroduction of collective bargaining a key plank of its legislative programme. The conference will also discuss the urgent and immediate challenge of rebuilding working class unity from below in the battle to defend workers and communities against the cuts currently being imposed across local government and the public sector.
Over the past ten years the share of national income going to working people has fallen by over 5 per cent and since 1975 by 15 per cent. Over the same period the proportion of working people in trade unions has fallen from over 50 per cent to little more than 20 per cent. Among those aged under 25 the proportion is now below 7 per cent. The number of workers covered by collective bargaining has been more than halved to just 29 per cent.
This transformation has political causes: a succession of governments that have sought to undermine every aspect of organisation among working people and above all the trade union movement. The transformation has also had political consequences: fatalism, racism and the rise of right-wing populism

Joginder Bains General Secretary Indian Workers Association (GB)
Tommy Campbell Unite Organiser Aberdeen
Jane Carolan Unison NEC; TUC GC
Denise Christie Chair Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism; Treasurer FBU Scotland
Neil Findlay MSP (Labour) Lothians
Roz Foyer Senior Organiser Unite Scotland
Tam Kirby Fife People’s Assembly; Unite Scottish EC
John McDonnell Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Phil McGarry Chair People’s Assembly Scotland; RMT Political Officer
Mark McHugh Scottish Secretary Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union
Rab O’Donnell Secretary Hope not Hate West of Scotland
Chris Stephens MP (SNP) Glasgow SW

VENUE:
STUC Centre (above the Stand Comedy Club)
333 Woodlands Road
Glasgow
G3 6NG

PROGRAM:

10.45 Registration
11.00 Chair’s opening remarks
11.10 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING:
SHIFTING THE BALANCE OF POWER - UNITING NOT DIVIDING
John McDonnell
Joginder Bains
Tommy Campbell
Chris Stephens
12.30 Lunch
1 p.m. Discussion groups
a) TRADE UNIONS, THE PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
AND COMMUNITY ORGANISING
Tam Kirby Phil McGarry.
b) CAMPAINING FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Neil Findlay Tommy Campbell
c) UNITING AGAINST RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA
Joginder Bains Rab O’Donnell
2.30 UNITING AGAINST LOW WAGES,
CASUALISATION AND THE CUTS
Reports from discussion groups
Denise Christie
Jane Carolan
Neil Findlay
Mark McHugh

Thursday 23 Feb 7pm

 

2017 feb i daniel blake

A free showing of the award winning film "I, Daniel Blake" sponsored by EIS, GMB, RMT, Unison, Unite and Clydebank TUC. All welcome.

Speakers from The Peoples Assembly(Scotland) & PCS Trade Union.

This event is free. If possible, please bring a small financial donation for West Dunbartonshire Foodshare.

Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-i-daniel-blake-tickets-31284356352

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380424528666108/

Tuesday 21st March 7pm

2017 march larkin connolly 1000

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/james-connolly-jim-larkin-the-1907-belfast-dockers-strike-tickets-31755045195

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760748904252870/

Speaker: Tommy Campbell,
Unite Regional Officer, Aberdeen


The Edwardian period saw Belfast at the crest of a long wave of industrial and geographical expansion. Unskilled workers were poorly paid relative to their UK counterparts, and employers were able to draw on huge numbers of unskilled rural workers - the gap in wages and living standards between the two groups was, ‘a yawning abyss, unequalled anywhere else in the United Kingdom.’

The first annual conference of the British Labour Party was held in Belfast in early 1907. Labour organiser and socialist agitator James Larkin attended, intent on the organisation of Belfast's 3100 dockers, 2000 of who were casual ‘spellsmen’ hired at low rates on a daily basis. The 1907 strike in Belfast united Protestant and Catholic workers.

James Connolly and Larkin were instrumental in the setting up of the Irish Labour Party in 1912, in anticipation of a Home Rule parliament. Connolly also had the dubious privilege of being denounced from both Catholic and Protestant pulpits for his activities!

Venue:

Augustine Church Centre
41 George IV Bridge
Edinbrugh
EH1 1EL

Tuesday 7 March at 7pm

2017 march caterpillar

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-caterpillar-occupation-the-lessons-30-years-on-tickets-31756421311

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/169206753568724/

The US multinational tried to close the doors on its Uddingston plant in January 1987. Instead the workforce took possession!
What lessons can we learn from this momentous event today, in an era where workers and jobs are seen as disposable and where government tries to shackle our trade unions? Come along and find out, a free event organised by the Morning Star newspaper and part of the "Our Class, Our Culture" series of Scotland-wide events.

Speakers:
John Brannan (Convener),
John Gillen (Senior Engineering Steward)
Richard Leonard MSP

Chair: Elaine Smith MSP

 

Venue:
Blantyre Miners Welfare Society & Social Club
5 Calder Street
Blantyre
G72 0AU

Monday 6th March @7:30pm
Clydebank Town Hall

This is a Free event, and if possible please bring a small financial donation for West Dunbartonshire foodshare.
The event is sponsored by Unite, Unison, GMB, EIS and Clydebank TUC. Including a speaker from the International Brigades Memorial Trust. 
Eventbrite pagehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/play-dare-devil-rides-to-jarama-tickets-31375827946
Facebook event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/781781641968938/

Dare Devil rides to Jarama

In the top 2016 London shows to see @londonTheatre1 & Blog of Theatre Things
https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/156569/top-london-shows-2016/https://theblogoftheatrethings.com/2016/12/29/2016-theatre-highlights/

'A Company making a name for delivering, vivid politically committed theatre' The Observer
★★★★★'Dare Devil Rides to Jarama is quite simply the best political theatre produced for a long, long time.' Morning Star
★★★★★'Dare Devil Rides To Jarama is outstanding entertainment' LONDON THEATRE1

West Dunbartonshire Joint Trades Unions and Clydebank Trades Union Council are bringing working class culture back to Red Clydeside!