Events (TUEC)

A series of trade union events are held at our Riverside Campus throughout the year.  Over the last couple of years, these have included the following events.

International Women's Day

A celebration of the many great achievements and successes of women all around the world with:

  • Roz Foyer - STUC’s first female General Secretary. Roz’s experiences dealing with workplace disputes and improving workplaces brought a fresh feminist outlook on these challenging and demanding times.
  • Denise Christie - the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Scottish Secretary.  Denise provided an interesting and enlightening female perspective of working in a male-dominated environment and how she has campaigned for years to help forge a gender-equal workplace.
  • Ellie Harrison - artist, activist and author of “The Glasgow Effect”. Ellie’s year-long experiment living a low-carbon life in a postindustrial Glasgow.
  • The Joyous Choir - run by Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) a colourful hub of nationalities and ages, defiance of despair and a united voice for women often living in hidden silence. 

Miners’ Strike Remembered

The centre marked the 35th anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners Strike, which marked a distinct change in modern industrial relations, still being felt by trade unions today. The event included a showing of “The Battle for Orgreave” by Yvette Vanson, then a panel discussion. The panel included Morag Livingstone (filmmaker, documentary photographer and author of “Belongings – The truth behind the headlines”), Nicky Wilson (President of the National Union of Mine Workers), Neil Findlay (MSP for Lothian), Granville Williams (author, journalist and NUJ member), and Pat Egan (trade union activist and NUM member during the Strike).

Scottish Hazards Annual Conference

The Trade Union Education Centre is delighted to have jointly hosted the Scottish Hazards Annual Conference in both 2019 and 2020. These events included guest speakers from the local Trade Union and Health & Safety community, National and International speakers including speakers from Bhopal in India, Boston Massachusetts and trade unionists from across the UK.

Guest Speakers

Throughout the year we have regular guest speakers visiting our course sessions, these include full time officers, politicians, international trade unionists, legal experts, academics, authors and film-makers. They bring an added dimension to the courses and an opportunity for discussion and debate.