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For information: An online zoom event on the UCS "work in" will be held on 16 June 7 pm.  You can register for the free event by following the eventbrite link.

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in: reflections on language and leaders
Both language and leaders are critical to understanding the 'how' and 'why' some campaigns become mass, popular and successful campaigns while others do not. Here, Professor Gregor Gall will use the work of Professor Chik Collins to look back at the deliberate use of the discourse of the 'moral economy' to counter that of the Tories and their neo-liberal 'lame duck' industries narrative as well as to mobilise popular support. Meanwhile, Professor Jim Phillips will look at the role of 'the other Jimmy', Jimmy Airlie, and Brenda Carson, GMB and STUC senior union activist, will look at the role of her father, Sammy Barr. Airlie and Barr were the other key leaders of the work-in alongside Jimmy Reid.
The meeting will be chaired by Lynn Henderson, PCS union senior national officer and chair of the Jimmy Reid Foundation project board.

This meeting is joint activity between the Jimmy Reid Foundation ( and the Scottish Labour History Society ( The work of Professor Collins and Professor Phillips for this talk derives from the 2021 volume of Scottish Labour History. Due to the unavailability of Professor Collins, Professor Gall will - with his agreement - present Professor Collins' work.
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