Saturday 25th August 10am

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-morning-star-conference-tickets-49246798500

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All supporters of the Morning Star from across the Labour Movement in Scotland are invited to this short conference. It takes place in a critical period for the development of our Labour Movement. When every other newspaper and media channel is determined to split and divide, the Morning Star stands for Labour Movement unity, peace, socialism and support for Jeremy Corbyn. The focus of the conference is on how tobuild the readership and influence of the Morning Star and particularly how to develop and strengthen Morning Readers Supporters Groups. It will also hear from the Scottish Editor about the exciting plans to develop Scottish content and eventually Scottish editions.

Programme:

10 a.m. Opening Remarks from the Chair: Denise Christie Scottish Secretary FBU

10.05 David Moxham, Depute General Secretary STUC, PPPS Management Committee Member

10.15 THE MORNING STAR AS A CAMPAIGNING PAPER FOR THE LEFT IN SCOTLANDConrad Landin (Scottish editor), Carol Mochan (Labour Party),Tam Kirby (People’s Assembly Scotland) and Jamie Caldwell (Unite Scotland Community Coordinator)

11.00 READERS AND SUPPORTERS GROUPS AND TRADES UNION COUNCILS: LOCAL CAMPAIGNING
Arthur West Ayrshire, Stephen Smellie Lanarks and Tom Morrison West Dunbartonshire.

12.00 TRADE UNION AND LABOUR PARTY READERS AND SUPPORTERS GROUPS: WINNING READERS Unison Kate Ramsden, RMT, Phil McGarry and Labour Party Vince Mills

12.45 FUNDING THE MORNING STAR Keith Stoddart (PPFF) and Jim Whiston (Bazaar)

1.15 CHAIR’S SUMMING UP AND ACTION POINTS