The assembly is not a conference or internal wobbly event. It has the goal of strengthening ways for workers to organise, network together and devise ways to sabotage the agenda of the Boss Class. It is the 7th Assembly of the IWW in Scotland. Open to fellow workers & activists.
Venue: Unitarian Hall 72, Berkeley St. Glasgow G3 7DS,
from city centre,train or bus station, 23 First or 7 McGill buses. by foot walk down Bath Street, past King’s Theatre and past Mitchell Library and cross road. Berkeley Street is also parallel to Sauchiehall St. at Charing Cross. Road Junction 18 on M8.
From 10.35 arrival, tea/coffee available
10.45 – 11 registration for Wobbly members and fellow travellers /attendees
11-12.50 Industrial Union networks for Scotland – education, health, Public service etc.
- How to go about it & general objectives, way of operating; for 40 minutes;
- Break into sub groups for 40 minutes, 610 Health; 620 education, 650 Office Public/Private and others.
- Convene back for 30 minutes to finalise, network coordinators, goals & communication means.
Lunch [hot & cold] 12.50 – 1.40 at venue.
1.40 – 3.30 The Precarious world of work & organising
The Issue of Precarity, as capitalism favours casualisation, part-time work and insecurity in the workplace, is to understand what is going on, how to map it and fight back/organise to counter it. Invites to precarious workers and related initiatives
3.30-3.50 Tea and comfort break
3.50-5.40 – From the Bottom Up, strategy to resist cuts in services, and mobilise community and workplace opposition, which goes beyond gesture politics of Trade Union leaders and Parties. A panel of invited contributors [from within IWW, claimants groups and radical Trade Unionists] to give 5 minute statements before opening out for discussion.
This session was advertised in leaflet distributed 20th October Demo.
5.45-5.50 Closing remarks by Chair and evacuate room, take away stalls etc. [by 6pm at latest, possible retiring to pub for refreshment]