Monday, July 03, 2017

Practise what you preach

Just over a week ago, Jeremy Corbyn was given the freedom of Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage to deliver a speech in which he (and the festival, by association) championed workers' rights. A few days later, and some of Glastonbury's own workforce was shafted by virtue of being on zero-hours contracts - Europeans who had travelled miles for litter-picking work but found themselves stranded in the countryside with no warning. It's an embarrassing situation, and one that the organisers will need to address quickly if they're to avoid looking like hypocrites.

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