Thursday 28 August saw Fast Food Rights actions across Britain supporting the rights of fast food workers to organise in a union, demanding union recognition, a living wage of £10 an hour, an end to abusive zero hours contracts and for an abolition of the youth rate. We made the front page of the Morning Star (see picture and link to article here )
Actions hit fast food restaurants in Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Brighton, Bradford, Leicester, Grimsby and Pontefract, where BFAWU bakers’ union and campaign activists spoke to fast food workers about the campaign and about joining the union.
The campaign, set up this year by BFAWU bakers’ union, John McDonnell MP and Unite the Resistance and supported by National Shop Stewards Network, Youth Fight for Jobs and Disabled People Against Cuts, has been inspired by the growing strike movement by fast food workers in the US, and has international links with the strikers and unions taking up fast food rights across the globe.
Fast Food Rights activists’ pack
Fast Food Rights encourages activists to use the ‘activists’ pack’ of materials (links below) in localities to visit fast food workplaces consistently, aiming to continue to build contact with fast food workers, asking them to join the union and get involved, meeting those interested to discuss the campaign and take part in the next day of action.
Please send copies of all contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com so we can ensure they are all followed up.
Fast Food Rights activists’ pack:
*Attention fast food workers! Interested in the union’s campaign? Or do you have any questions or want to share your experiences at work? Please get in touch via email:
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
or if you’d prefer to give us a call or text us: 07795 412 932 / 07739 326 003