Shop Stewards who were part of the UCS Work-In in the shipyards of Glasgow and Clydebank organised a concert to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous industrial dispute, in the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow. The Gala Concert on Sat 1 October in the Mitchell Theatre featured Tony Benn as Guest of Honour.
He was the Labour Minister who created the UCS consortium in 1968 and a prominent supporter of the Work-In when in opposition.
This is the speech he delivered that night.
This is the famous "rat-race" speech that Jimmy Reid gave at his installation as Rector of Glasgow University. This recording was made on October 1st in the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow, when people came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Upper Clyde Shipyard work-in, led by Reid and others. It was read by the wonderful Glasgow based actor, Elaine C Smith.
A PDF of the speech can be found HERE
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