November 4, 2008
Winning photo of the LabourStart Labour Photo of the Year Contest
Robert Day, a branch secretary with the British public sector
PCS in Birmingham, England is the winner of the first-ever
Labour Photo of the Year competition organized by
LabourStart, the news and campaigning website of the
international trade union movement.

Day's photo entitled 'Trade Unions are Fun!’ shows trade
unionists marching through Birmingham, led by banners and
drummers, on 24 April 2008.

Almost 3,000 LabourStart readers from around the world voted
in the competition.  Five finalists were chosen from 101 entries
by a panel of three labour photographers.

The final five photos are being made available to union
publications worldwide, and will also appear in the gallery on
Union Island on Second Life and also as featured photographs
on the LabourStart main page.

Runners up included Brooke Anderson, Organizing Director of
the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) in
Oakland, California (USA); Khaled Hasan from Bangladesh;
Gerardo Raffa from UNIA, a union in Switzerland; and Hossam
el-Hamalawy from Egypt.
Above is the winning photo in the first ever LabourStart
Labour Photo of the Year Contest  (Photo: Robert Day / LabourStart)

The four runners-up will receive a one-year account, the winner a two-year account.

Visit the contest group on and
see all the entries here.

While you are there, please
join the online labour photo pool on