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Making working life better - The TUC (Trade Union Congress) are asking for your images explaining what would make your working life better.
What would make your job better? And how would you let people know? Now the TUC is offering workers the chance to put their views forward while boosting Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations.
Working people are being asked to pose for photographs that explain what would make their work less of a chore.
So you could be pictured with a placard demanding more money, captured in a comfier office chair or snapped snoozing because you are off the early shift.
The TUC wants to use the pictures to create a lively interactive display when the Left Field at Glastonbury event is held at Liverpool Academy on May 14.
TUC officers will run a stall at the event and screen the pictures around the foyer. The event will see The Rascals, Elle S'Appelle, The Seal Cub Clubbing Club, Daisy Riots and Married to the Sea joining surprise special guests on the Academy stage. And some of those whose pictures are used will have the chance to announce the bands as they appear onstage.
TUC in the North West’s Student Project Organiser Emma Lipscombe and Arts Co-ordinator Anne Thornton came up with the workplace photography idea.
Initially they will be seeking contributions from their associates in student organisations and trade unions. But anyone can take part.
TUC Regional Secretary Alan Manning said: “This is not only a novel way for working people to be involved in the Capital of Culture - it is also a chance to be part of what will be an exciting event at the Academy."
“And it is not often that people have the chance to publicise the things that would make their personal working life better.’’
Over the years, The Left Field has become a major part of the Glastonbury Festival. It is organised by trade unionists and committed to combining music with political campaigning.
Last year’s Left Field attracted acts including Hard Fi, Joss Stone, Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook and Seasick Steve as well as comedians such as Mark Steel and Ed Byrne.
The Academy event intends to bring some of the famous Glastonbury atmosphere to Liverpool’s year as Capital of Culture.
Tickets for the Left Field event at Liverpool’s Carling Academy are available from the website at a cost £7.50 in advance.