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STUC Research Network Conference on Public Ownership

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Renfield St Stephens

260 Bath Street

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G2 4JP

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How can public ownership address the challenges of our time?

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09:30-10:00 Registration & coffee

10:00-10:15 Welcome and introductory remarks, Helen Martin, STUC

10:15-11:30 Opening plenary: Key challenges which public ownership seeks to address

  • Katherine Trebeck, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, on the failure of our current economic model
  • Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, on climate change and the need for public ownership solutions
  • Daniel Chavez, Transnational Institute, on lessons from Latin America

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:15 Sessions (three sessions will run concurrently)

Making the case for public ownership: care, climate and municipal socialism

  • Vivek Kotecha, CHPI, on ownership and profit in private social care
  • Franziska Paul, University of Glasgow, on ‘trade union environmentalism’ and trends towards (re)municipalisation
  • Dave Watson on municipal socialism
  • Chair: Jennifer McCarey, Glasgow Trades Council

Ownership, the economy and industrial strategy

  • John Foster on ownership of Scottish companies
  • Vera Weghmann, PSIRU, on public companies and ownership models across Europe
  • Ewan Gibbs, UWS, and Jim Phillips, University of Glasgow, on lessons from coalboard nationalisation
  • Chair: Jackson Cullinane, Unite the Union

Ownership and communities: democratising places and spaces

  • Elaine Todd and Deborah Shipton, NHS Health Scotland, on the evidence base around plural ownership
  • Cate Atwater, Community Leisure UK, on charitable trust models of public provision
  • Joe Guinan, Democracy Collaborative, on community wealth building
  • Chair: Dave Moxham, STUC

13:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Making public ownership a reality: future opportunities

  • Laurie Macfarlane, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, on the Scottish National Investment Bank
  • Jeanette Findlay and Dania Thomas, University of Glasgow, on competitive tendering and ferries in post-brexit Scotland
  • Mathew Lawrence, Commonwealth, on broadband infrastructure
  • Chair: Craig Anderson, Communication Workers Union (tbc)

15:15-16:00 Making public ownership a reality: political strategy and organising

  • Cat Hobbes, We Own It
  • Jackson Cullinane, Unite the Union
  • Jennifer McCarey, Glasgow Trades Council
  • Craig Anderson, Communication Workers Union (tbc)
  • Roz Foyer, Unite the Union (tbc)
  • Chair: Dave Moxham, STUC
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