Fast Food Rights campaign is hosting a delegation of fast food workers from the United States who have been at the forefront of the incredible strikes for $15 and a union that have spread across every state.
The strikers are coming to the UK from the 13 to 15 November as part of a global tour to spread the lessons of their inspiring battle that has seen workers among the lowest paid in the US and in the most difficult conditions taking on notorious multi-national corporations like McDonald’s. They are speaking in Glasgow and London: Come and hear them share their story! On Thursday 13 November, at 7.30pm, the Scottish TUC and the Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) are hosting the Fast Food Rights public meeting at the STUC building on Woodlands Road, G3 6NG, where the strikers will be speaking alongside activists who have been organising through Fast Food Rights to unionise fast food workers in Glasgow, and Dave Moxham from the STUC. Then on Friday 14 November, the TUC in London is hosting an event with press and MPs where the strikers will be speaking. More details soon. On Saturday 15 November, at 12 noon the US strikers, Flavia Cabral and Jorel Ware who are both McDonald’s workers in Manhattan are speaking at the Unite the Resistance ‘Striking Together and Organising to Win’ national conference’ in the opening plenary, and later at 2pm in a workshop at the conference run by BFAWU bakers’ union, ‘The Fight Against Zero Hours and Organising the Unorganised’. The strikers will also be visiting the ‘ Big TUC Youth Debate’ at congress house. Please find leaflets to use around fast food workplaces to build for the public meeting in Glasgow on 13 Nov here, and to hear the strikers speak at the London event on 15 Nov here