First Minister Delivers Human Rights Lecture




Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP

First Minister of Scotland

Chairperson: Grahame Smith, General Secretary, STUC

Tuesday 24 November at 6.30pm

Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, doors open from 5.30pm. Free entry by ticket only.

In honour of worker’s leader, Jimmy Reid, Nicola Sturgeon will address the issue of why worker’s rights are human rights and how this can be used in defence against the Tory Governments attacks on workers economic, political and social rights in Scotland. The First Minister will be welcomed by Professor Anton Muscatelli Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow University and, following the speech, there will be a question and answer session. Professor Gregor Gall, Director of the Foundation, will make a short contribution on its work programme to conclude the event. The Foundation has just published a policy paper on this issue, available on its website.

Jimmy Reid was installed as elected Rector of the University in the Bute Hall in 1972 where he made his famous “The rat race is for rats” speech. His archives are maintained by the University and some will be on display prior to the Lecture. The Foundation is grateful to the University for their assistance in organising the Lecture.

VISIT the WEBSITE at for more information.  All the tickets for this free event have now been allocated.

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