‘How we defeated zero hours contracts’: 14 May Forum with New Zealand & UK fast food workers

14 May FFRs forum jpeg for online UPDATE

On Saturday 14 May, the BFAWU Fast Food Rights campaign is hosting a forum discussing how workers have organised to defeat zero hours contracts.

Fast Food Rights is a campaign that’s part of a global movement of fast food workers and their unions. The campaign has strong links with the incredible Fight For $15 strike movement in America, but also with fast food unions and workers in around 40 countries around the world.

In March this year, fast food workers in New Zealand (NZ)won a very significant victory.

Through union organising, fast food strikes and a vibrant political campaign, zero hours contracts will be outlawed in NZ from April this year.

On 14 April, 2016, fast food workers in UK took part in a global day of action. They dressed as evil Ronald McDonald's and held a 'precarious work picnic' outside a major McDonald's in Glasgow, where a new BFAWU bakers' union fast food workers' branch is growing

On 14 April, 2016, fast food workers in UK took part in a global day of action. They dressed as evil Ronald McDonald’s and held a ‘precarious work picnic’ outside a major McDonald’s in Glasgow, where a new BFAWU bakers’ union fast food workers’ branch is growing

Here in UK, McDonald’s announced, a day after fast food workers joined a global day of action against McDonald’s, that it would offer all staff a contract of 4, 16 or 30 hours.

On 14 May, Fast Food Rights is hosting a delegation of NZ fast food workers to share the lessons of their successful campaign.

 

 

 

SAT 14 MAY: PUBLIC MEETING AT 3PM @SOAS, THORNHAUGH ST, NEAR RUSSELL SQ, FOLLOWED BY

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