Liverpool Pensioners Join Call to End Youth Rates Launching #TimeFor10 Campaign

Pensioners from Merseyside Pensioners Association have joined an action at Liverpool Lord Street McDonald’s to demand the abolition of youth rates for the minimum wage. The campaign action is to launch the “Time For 10” campaign which is calling on all Liverpool employers to pay £10 an hour, end zero hour contracts, and give workers the right to join a trade union.

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They are targeting the McDonald’s restaurant in support of the McStrike which has called for the abolition of youth rates within the multi-billion global restaurant chain.

Merseyside Pensioners’ Association secretary Mari Harrison said “It’s not right, everyone should get paid the same wage for the same work, that’s why I’m taking action today”

Ian Hodson President of the BFAWU said “Liverpool employers should be on notice, the people of liverpool will no longer stand for employers prepared to exploit their workers. Low wages and insecure work are driving inequality and hardship in Liverpool. Whilst many try and divide our communities we will be uniting around our key demands and pointing out an injustice to one is a risk to justice to us all.  Only by taking action to improve pay and win secure employment can we improve the lives of all that live in this great city. ”

A spokesperson from the campaign group, Total Eclipse of the S*n said “We regret the unpleasant attack made by the s*n in regards to McStrikers in apparent and convenient collusion with McDonalds hierarchy. We welcome the measured response made by some of the McStrikers. Best regards to all who stand against the s*n.”

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Sarah of PCS Union said: “The divide and rule tactics of the Government and bad employers is not something we accept in Liverpool. Workers are uniting to demand the pay and working conditions we deserve and bring about an economy that works for everyone.”

The campaigners aim to highlight that the hardship suffered by so many in Liverpool is caused by low paying exploitative employers and that it is only by improving pay and ensuring secure employment that we can improve the lives of all that live in Liverpool.  

 

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MayDay McStrike Success

McStrike_061On International Workers Day (01 May 2018) workers at five McDonald’s stores went on strike to demand £10 an hour, and an end to youth rates; the option of guaranteed hours and for their right to a union to be respected.

The day was a massive success as McDonald’s workers took a stand for justice, and the public and politicians came out to show their support. It showed that the McStrike is only going to grow until McDonald’s treats its workers with the respect they deserve.  

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McStrike: McDonald’s Workers call for McSolidarity on International Workers’ Day

Immediate Release:

Striking McDonald’s workers are calling for McSolidarity on International Workers Day – May Day. Announcing the times and locations of their pickets, McDonald’s workers from five striking stores have called for the public to show McSolidarity in person and online to support the McStrike.

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McStrike to Spread Across UK on May Day

Immediate Release 15 April 2018

  • Workers vote by 95.2% for strike action at 5 McDonald’s stores across the UK.
  • Workers will strike at Global CEO Steve Easterbrook’s hometown of Watford.

McDonald’s workers have announced strike action at 5 stores on International Workers Day (Tuesday 01 May 2018).  The workers from 3 new stores in Manchester and Watford will join the stores at Crayford and Cambridge who made history last September by going on strike for the very first time in the UK.

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