Fast Food Rights activists gathered outside the Labour Party conference on 22 September on a lobby to demand the Labour leadership commit to the TUC supported call for £10 an hour now.
The demand was initially passed at the Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) conference in June this year, and other unions such as the GMB have also backed it. A motion was then passed at the TUC annual conference in September to back the demand.
As mega corporations such as those in the fast food industry rake in huge profits, it is a disgrace that the workers who produce those profits struggle to make ends meet, with a £5 an hour average wage for fast food workers in the UK.
With the cost of living going up, nothing less than £10 an hour now is a wage that workers can live on. All workers deserve the right to live, not just to scrape by in poverty on zero hours and low pay. Boosted by the TUC backing, Fast Food Rights will continue the fight for £10 an hour now.