These companies, like McDonald’s, make billions in profit. Their CEOs are on mega-salaries. Yet the workers who make the profits are living in poverty. Here in Britain, fast food workers are organising and joining the BFAWU bakers’ union. Join the day of action!
On 14 April, a global day of action (#FastFoodGlobal) will take place where fast food and low waged workers across the world will protest for higher pay, union rights and respect and dignity at work.
The day of action is in solidarity with US fast food workers, who will be striking on that day in every state, in over 300 cities across the US.
Their incredible strike movement for $15 (approx. £10) an hour and union rights has gone from strength to strength since it emerged in 2012.
It has been a beacon for low waged workers everywhere, showing that it’s possible to organise and fight for an end to low pay, bullying bosses and insecure hoursto fight for a better life.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE UK ON 14 APRIL:
There will be a big focus in Wakefield, where on the day there will be a demonstration and social (see programme of events here).
There will also be protests led by BFAWU fast food workers in Glasgow, Scarborough and Cambridge as well as the events in Wakefield.
Watch this space for details of what is planned in these localities on the day.
In London there will be a delegation travelling together to Wakefield.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are London based and want to be part of the delegation so we have an idea of numbers for transport options.
Please send us information ASAP of anything planned in your area to email@example.com.
MATERIALS FOR 14 APRIL:
a) ‘Solidarity selfie’ poster for supporters to use on social media on 14 April to support the global day of action.
12pm Downing St
We won’t be fooled by Osborne’s gimmick wage! Fast Food Rights has called a protest around the Tories’ announcement over the rise in the minimum wage. We will be going for a musical theatrical stunt outside Downing street to highlight how the ‘rise’ is not enough and the need for a real wage workers can live on. Use #FoolsGold Download the leaflet here