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"Scotland needs an industrial strategy .... a strategy for people not for big business. ”

This conference, organised by the Morning Star newspaper, considered the radical alternatives that now exist for an activist pro-worker industrial strategy – public ownership, a state investment bank, state aid, public sector holdings in major companies to ensure investment and innovation and the use of public procurement to require contractors to guarantee workers’ rights and to source regionally.

The keynote speaker was Richard Leonard, leader of the Scottish Labour Party who in 2017 launched the party’s new industrial strategy. 


Lynn Henderson Scottish Secretary PCS, President of the STUC

Roz Foyer Senior Organiser Unite Scotland

Richard Leonard MSP Central Scotland; leader Scottish Labour Party