Workers Beer Company

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The Workers Beer Company (WBC) is a trading name of BWTUC (Trading) Ltd and is a British-Irish organisation which runs temporary bars at events and festivals in Europe. It was set up by and is owned by the Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council. The bars are run by volunteers and raise money for trade unions, charities and left-wing campaign groups. The most notable events supported by the WBC include Glastonbury Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Latitude Festival, Tolpuddle Festival, Guilfest, Homelands, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim and Womad, as well as smaller concerts and meetings. In Ireland, WBC has run has bars at Slane, Longitude, Phoenix Park, and in recent times provided Information Stewards at Oxegen as well as cup recycling.

The company also runs a permanent public house, the Bread and Roses, in Clapham, London, and sells Workers' Ale.

The company is supported by the TUC and many other charities and organisations.

It also set up together with the GMB union an ethical clothing line called Ethical Threads, which is now a sponsor and shareholder in the football club Reading Town F.C.

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