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Details of 2018 annual lecture announced – speaker Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary

First notification – sixth Jimmy Reid annual lecture, Thurs 27 Sept 2018

The Foundation is pleased to announce that its 2018 annual lecture will be given by Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress with over 5m affiliated members, on Thursday 27 September 2018 in the Banqueting Hall of the Glasgow City Chambers.

The subject of the lecture concerns whether the Scandinavian system of social democracy represents a desirable model for Britain to follow after Brexit in March 2019.

Lynn Henderson, national officer for the Public and Commercial Services’ (PCS) Union, will chair the event. She is depute convenor of the Jimmy Reid Foundation and the current President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress.

The lecture will be preceded by a civic reception given by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and followed by a Q&A format.

Details about how to acquire tickets, the starting time and solidarity stalls on the night will be forthcoming.