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Jimmy Reid Foundation 2022 annual lecture

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The Cost-of-Living Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Our Trade Unions

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Christina McAnea, the first woman general secretary of the largest union in Britain, UNISON, will be giving the annual lecture this year on Thursday 6th October

She will outline the challenges and opportunities that trade unions have in Scotland and Britain to re-assert themselves in their historic role of defenders of the interests of the working class. 

Christina was born and bred in Glasgow, working for Glasgow City Council as a housing officer before becoming an official of one of UNISON’s union predecessor, NALGO. She became UNISON general secretary in January 2021.  

The lecture will be a physical event, staged in the Banqueting Hall at the City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow at 7pm

Christina will deliver the lecture followed by a Q&A session, with proceedings closing at 8.30pm.


Once you have booked your physical ticket, please print off the receipt as this will serve as your ticket for entry to the lecture.


You must leave your email address when prompted so we can contact you if COVID restrictions re-emerge.


Sustaining Member

If you are a sustaining member of the Foundation, you are entitled to a free ticket so please email if you wish to take this up.

Doors will open at 6pm and there will be tea and coffee available before hand with stalls to browse.