Hundreds lobby for the ‘right to work’

Tony Benn meets Jimmy Reid and hundreds of UCS workers at Euston in London to lobby against closure

On Monday 14 June a mass meeting of all workers takes place in Clydebank Town Hall while leading stewards fly to London to attend a Commons debate on the crisis.

Meanwhile in London, Industry Secretary, John Davies appoints a provisional liquidator and sets up an expert committee with a remit to report by the end of July.

The following day, Tuesday 15 June, hundreds of shipbuilding workers travel by train to London to lobby Parliament.

By the following week, on 21 June, the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) holds a conference of all shop stewards which backs mass demonstrations and strike protests around the concept of the ‘Right to Work’.

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