Monthly Archives: June 2016

GPTU at Glastonbury Festival 2016

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Glastonbury Festival

We’re delighted to announce that the Green Party Trade Union Group will be at the Glastonbury Festival (22nd-26th June) for the first time in 2016, via the Workers’ Beer Company.

The Workers’ Beer Company was set up by Trade Unionists from the Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Council in 1986, to raise funds for striking miners and other workers in dispute. Today, still run by BWTUC, it operates at Glastonbury and Latitude as well as several Irish festivals and other individual events. It raises funds for Trade Union branches and the wider labour movement – and still prioritises trade union branches in the middle of disputes.

Our allocation is full this year, but if you’d be interested in coming to Glastonbury with GPTU next year, let us know (and join us if you’re not already a member!).

Greens say: stay in Europe to fight for our rights at work

EU_selfiesThis week (Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June), Greens will be making their voices heard about their rights at work – and why we need to stay in Europe to keep up the fight for fairer workplaces and a fairer society.

We’re asking Greens to participate in the campaign via social media – simply by writing your own message and taking a photo with it. Green Party members will find everything they need at http://gptu.greenparty.org.uk/europe, including  a briefing with ideas on what you might like to write.

Find out how you can get involved here.