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Workers' Beer Company

Workers' beer company logoThe Young Professionals network co-ordinates Prospect's volunteers for various Workers Beer Company events. Founded by the Battersea and Wandsworth TUC, WBC provides bar facilities at large outdoor events, usually music festivals such as Glastonbury.

Unions and solidarity groups send volunteers to work in the WBC bars and beer tents. The volunteers don't get paid, but they get free entry to the festival, a couple of drinks when their shift is over, and when they are not working they can enjoy the music and atmosphere of the festival. Where the event runs over a number of days the Company provides a secure campsite with toilets, showers and a subsidised canteen and bar.

The Company donates £6.50 to Prospect for every hour that their volunteers contribute. It's a fun way for activists to make money for our work.