Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Bad wadges, long hours and dirt – it can only be the TUC

by Lloyd on 27.06.07
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Well just got back from Galsto this year it was as wet as ever. My first glasto, I thought that i would be volenteersing for a few hours a day (5 to 6) and then getting fre entry, driniks and food. Well this was the plan and it seemed like a good one. However when I got there ( and after much confucion on what bus to catch) the Workers Beer Company were short of quite a few managers and volunteers. I was promoted and on the phone drafting in other Woodcrafters to come to the fest. This sounds all good i hear you cry, but when you are a manager instead of your minimum wage going to your org as with volunteers it goes to you as are you expected to work 12 hour shifts. I guess that even that is alright, but when they are short staffed it is often the managers who end up working the extra hours but not getting extra pay.

Saying all that I had a thoroughly wicked time, I enjoyed working and the festival. Every day you would bump in to three or more people that you knew and it was just so great to be able to feel so friendly with everyone. That is despite the mud, grime and no where to sit.

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