“Fast Food Shutdown – #FFS410” Thursday 04 October: Actions across UK and the Globe
- Growing number of workers come out in support of hospitality strikes on 4 October
- More Unions announce decision to join the BFAWU, War on Want and Unite in campaigning for workers’ rights and ending poverty pay on 04 October
- Locations and timings of strikes and solidarity actions across the UK have been released
Fast food workers around the UK and across the globe are joining together to take action on Thursday 04 October following McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoons workers’ announcement of coordinated strike action.
The IWW Couriers Network has made a call out for food courier drivers to take action on 04 October in solidarity with McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoons workers going on strike:
Lauren McCourt, a Mcstriker and BFAWU gave a response on behalf of the McStrike:
Photo Credit: Robert Byford
- Workers from McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and TGI Fridays will strike on the same day on Thursday 4 October before coming together for a rally in Leicester Square.
- The workers will convene for a rally and photocall in Leicester Square at 11am.
- The strikers will be joined by a delegation of hospitality workers from four continents.
A food worker’s union and leading workplace injury law firm have launched a new campaign to support members who have been burned while working at McDonald’s restaurants in the UK.
Thompsons Solicitors and the Bakers’, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) set up the McBurned campaign following a global trend of McDonald’s staff suffering similar burn injuries. Continue reading
Pensioners from Merseyside Pensioners Association have joined an action at Liverpool Lord Street McDonald’s to demand the abolition of youth rates for the minimum wage. The campaign action is to launch the “Time For 10” campaign which is calling on all Liverpool employers to pay £10 an hour, end zero hour contracts, and give workers the right to join a trade union.