On Wednesday 8 January activists from across London met to discuss the launch of the Fast Food Rights campaign. The meeting was hosted by John McDonnell MP, the bakers union BFAWU and Unite the Resistance.
We debated the first steps of the campaign with agreement on a day of action on 15 February. We will target fast food stores on London’s Oxford Street, but encourage activists across Britain to do the same.
The campaign seeks to highlight the conditions of fast food workers in a multi-billion pound industry that is now increasingly dominated by zero hours contracts and low pay. But the focus of the campaign is seeking to organise the fast food sector.
Contributions from Wigan’s Hovis workers, UCU and Unite members showed how it’s possible to take on zero hours contracts and to organise new sectors into the trade union movement.
There will a further planning meeting ahead of the day of action. This will be on Wednesday 22 January at 7pm (venue tbc).
Leaflets for the day of action are on our resources page.