Fast Food Rights day of action makes front page of the Morning Star

Morning Star FFRs frontpage 28 Aug 14Thursday 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.

glasgow FFRs 280814The 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.

FFRs Manc 2 28Aug14

* The next London planning meeting is on Monday 8 September, 6pm
(venue will be confirmed shortly).
At the last London planning meeting in June we discussed making Brixton, Windrush Square, a focus for the next action in London, to link up with others such as the living wage campaign by Ritzy workers. Among any other ideas people have, the meeting on 8 September will be following this up and deciding a date.
If there are any other places with actions planned please let us know so we can get details on the website

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 fastfoodrights@mail.com / ian.hodson@bfawu.org so we can ensure they are all followed up.

Fast Food Rights activists’ pack:

Fast Food Rights bulletin 4pp

Fast Food Rights contact card

Fast Food Rights sign up sheet

BFAWU union form for fast food workers

Fast Food Rights Charter A4

Fast Food Rights Step by Step Activists’ Guide

*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 fastfoodrights@mail.com / ian.hodson@bfawu.org

or if you’d prefer to give us a call or text us: 07795 412 932 / 07739 326 003 

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