The People's Recovery organising for a fairer future

Congress fringe meetings and events

Monday 19th April


Monday 19th April - 5.00 pm


Organising Learning for a Fairer Future

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A Workers’ Vision for Scotland’s Future

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COP26 and Mobilising for a Just Transition

The meeting will outline and discuss what is at stake at COP26, taking place in Glasgow 1-12 November 2021, and mobilize as many trade unions, trades union councils and members to engage as much as possible with trade union climate demands for a Just Transition.

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Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd April

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BetterThanZero: Workers ReUnion - Organising in the Return to Work

With some workers returning to their workplaces in the coming weeks and months, BetterThanZero are launching a ‘Workers ReUnion’ campaign to support the organising efforts of workers in precarious workplaces. There has been a crisis in precarious work in Scotland since long before the pandemic hit. With exploitative bosses offering dismal contracts that do not provide dignity at work, we cannot afford a return back to ‘normal’. We must fight for more.

With speakers from BetterThanZero, Unite Hospitality, Call Centre Collective and more.

Join us on Tuesday 20th of April at 6pm to find out more about the experiences of precarious workers throughout the pandemic, what unions and campaigns are doing to support organising efforts and how you can get involved with the campaign going forward.

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Starving Scotland - Trade Unions and the Right to Food

Speakers: Ian Byrne MP, Elaine Smith, Sarah Woolley (General Secretary, BFAWU).

Food poverty had sharply increased even before the COVID-19 pandemic but has now become even more acute. Far from inevitable, the growing need for foodbanks is the consequence of political choices. Join us to discuss how trade unions and community groups are fighting to put a right to food into legislation in both Holyrood and Westminster, and to tackle the root causes of food insecurity.

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Thursday 22nd April - 1.00 pm


Trade Unions, the Climate Emergency, and COP26

Speakers include Vicky Blake (UK UCU president) Lena Wånggren (UCU Scotland vice president) Eurig Scandrett (UCU member and member of the Just Transition Partnership) and Matthew Crighton (Friends of the Earth Scotland and the Just Transition Partnership)

Chair: Carlo Morelli, president of UCU Scotland

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