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McDonalds staff walk out in first United Kingdom strike action

McDonalds staff walk out in first United Kingdom strike action”

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union is backing the workers.

BFAWU said attempts by McDonald's United Kingdom to become "fairer employers" have failed throughout the years.

They're demanding an end to zero-hours contracts and a minimum wage of £10 (S$17.53) per hour.

Even Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has lent his support to those on the picket line, as workers at Cambridge and Crayford in south-east London began the 24-hour walk-out at midnight.

Let's have a quick recap of what a zero-hours contract entails, for anyone out there fortunate enough not to know. It's common in jobs like hospitality, but have also been seen in more skilled work, like the health service.

But it also leaves staff really vulnerable. McDonald's cooks and cashiers are set to join forces with colleagues at Burger King and other restaurants to call for a minimum wage of $15 an hour, CBS Boston reported.

"Every single one deserves more", said Holliday. Then they do this to us.

"There is many challenges, and we are increasing our membership week on week". We've got some people going on strike in their 40s. "That's why it's so important". "Firstly they refused to listen to the grievances involving harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination that their workers have, so they're workers made a decision to act collectively to get them to listen". Often, for example, workers will only find out their hours for the next week on a Sunday, which leaves them little choice.

There was also always a fear that he would get no shifts next week.

In this article, I want to turn to the issue of how it was that the strike came to pass in terms of the internal union organising.

McDonald's says it had given people the option of getting rid of zero hours contracts, but that staff hadn't taken up the offer - though the BFAWU said that hadn't been communicated to people properly.

McDonald's committed to offering workers flexible or fixed contracts in place of zero-hour contracts last April following trials in 23 restaurants. But it's too little too late. "We need a living wage for people, we need good hours, good contracts so we can have some stability".

McDonald's responded that less than 0.01% of its 115,000 employees in the country followed the strike, and that 86% of its staff preferred flexible contracts.

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"Things seemed to change", one of the striking workers' told the website.

Hodson said the strike might spread. "People seem to think that working for fast food restaurants is an easy job - it's not", a worker told Sky News. We shouldn't be bullied.



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