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Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in protest 50th Anniversary

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1373: tabled on 18 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in protest; notes that when faced with the closure of their shipyards due to the Conservative Government refusing to provide financial assistance, workers at the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders inspired their communities, the length of the River Clyde and wrote their names into the history books by making a stand against this assault on their industry, taking the unprecedented measure of organising a work-in to complete the orders and show the viability of the shipyards and the skills of the men and women who worked in them; believes that the actions of the UCS workers, that were ultimately successful, are a critically reminder that when faced with indefensible actions by central Government the solidarity that exists between workers, their communities and the general population will ensure that right will win through; and understands that there will be a number of events taking place in the Burghs large and small along the River Clyde and across Scotland during 2021 and that these events can be used to inspire the present generation who are faced with the unprecedented challenges of the covid-19 outbreak with the message that workers and their communities in partnership are in a stronger to position to overcome the challenges that we presently face.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Midlothian
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Gordon
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
East Lothian
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Edinburgh South West
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Angus
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Glasgow Central
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Argyll and Bute
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Dundee West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Strangford
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Central Ayrshire
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
East Renfrewshire
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Edinburgh East
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2021
Hartlepool
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2021
Glasgow North
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2021
Easington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.