Labour Photo of the Year

Freedom of a Labour

Originally uploaded by khaled_chobi.

Labour Start are letting people vote in their photo of the year competition.

I went for this one. The others are strong too, but perhaps too focused on the role that unions have in strike action.

The photo I voted for is trying to represent a different role that unions have, helping to secure workplace rights:

Seasonal Labourers are regularly needed in certain sectors, mainly agriculture, building and tourism, where many Labours illegally under precarious conditions. Labour freedom and constraints are formalized into a long agreement between legal entity such as a company and the society of which he/she or it is a part.


About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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2 Responses to Labour Photo of the Year

  1. John says:

    I voted for the tax collectors, but I think you’re right about the focus. I guess it’s tricky (esp for enthusiast snappers) to get good pics of the important low profile work that unions do around the world, whilst it’s a lot easier to get a striking picture from a picture of strikers – possibly unhelpfully colouring people’s perceptions of what unions are up to.

  2. Andrew Brown says:

    I agree John, easier to get the dramatic out of dramatic situations, and the tax collectors photo is an excellent example of that.

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