Blantyre: The Caterpillar Occupation - the lessons 30 years on

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:14
Start Date
Tue 7th Mar at 7:00 pm

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

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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