‘The economic benefits of public sector provision’ is the title of a new report commissioned by the RMT union into life-line ferry services in the Clyde and Hebrides. Written by Jeanette Findlay, University of Glasgow, the report examines… Read More »Economic benefits of public sector provision
The European and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament launched a ‘Human Rights Inquiry’ in 2015 to which the JRF made a submission. The Inquiry has now concluded and Carole Ewart has written a… Read More »Human Rights Inquiry Concludes with Letter
Today the Jimmy Reid Foundation publishes a new policy paper on why Scotland must do better to respect, protect and fulfil human rights across devolved functions. Publication coincides with Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social… Read More »Human Rights Protection in Scotland – Raising the Bar
The Trade Union Bill will shortly become law. It will undermine workers’ rights and enhance the power and control of managers and employers. But even without it, workers in their workplaces still continue to experience… Read More »Democracy at Work – launch of JRF report on economic and industrial democracy
As the negotiations between the Holyrood and Westminster governments over the fiscal settlement for Scotland continue and inch closer to some kind of deal, leading independent economist, Jim Cuthbert, argues there are ways to avoid… Read More »Adjusting the Scottish Government’s Block Grant: taking the wider perspective
In a carefully constructed but sharply critical assessment of the recent Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) report entitled, ‘Adjusting Scotland’s Block Grant for Tax and welfare Powers; Assessing the Options’, leading independent economist, Jim Cuthbert,… Read More »Scottish fiscal settlement negotiations
First Minister Declares “WORKERS’ RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS” 24th November in the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, delivered the Third Annual Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture… Read More »Worker’s Rights are Human Rights!