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.
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.
On International Workers Day (01 May 2018) workers at five McDonald’s stores went on strike to demand £10 an hour, and an end to youth rates; the option of guaranteed hours and for their right to a union to be respected.
The day was a massive success as McDonald’s workers took a stand for justice, and the public and politicians came out to show their support. It showed that the McStrike is only going to grow until McDonald’s treats its workers with the respect they deserve.
Striking McDonald’s workers are calling for McSolidarity on International Workers Day – May Day. Announcing the times and locations of their pickets, McDonald’s workers from five striking stores have called for the public to show McSolidarity in person and online to support the McStrike.
Immediate Release 15 April 2018
- Workers vote by 95.2% for strike action at 5 McDonald’s stores across the UK.
- Workers will strike at Global CEO Steve Easterbrook’s hometown of Watford.
McDonald’s workers have announced strike action at 5 stores on International Workers Day (Tuesday 01 May 2018). The workers from 3 new stores in Manchester and Watford will join the stores at Crayford and Cambridge who made history last September by going on strike for the very first time in the UK.