My Life as a Bar Worker (video)

This is Laura’s life: age 24; a Northerner; bar team leader for a large pub chain (and formerly a McDonald’s manager); zero hours contract; on a minimum wage; no savings in the bank; trainers donated to her by a friend; boss spied on the workers’ own secret Facebook group as they were organising a union.

“The main reason I joined the union is because I believe in collective action, all of us are better than one of us,” Laura explains.

Watch a video of Laura's story here

*Warning - some language may offend.