“McStrike” Union to Ballot JD Wetherspoon Workers on Industrial Action

Immediate Release:  30 August 2018

  • The BFAWU to ballot Wetherspoons workers at two pubs in Brighton.

The BFAWU union today notified JD Wetherspoon that it is to ballot its members at two of its pubs in Brighton. BFAWU Members at “The Bright Helm”, and “The Post & Telegraph” will be balloted in a secret postal ballot.  The Bakers’ Union members will be balloted on their willingness to strike for £10 an hour and union recognition.

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Fast food workers burned on the job urged to join #McBurned campaign

McBurnBurnImageA 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

Liverpool Pensioners Join Call to End Youth Rates Launching #TimeFor10 Campaign

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.

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MayDay McStrike Success

McStrike_061On 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.  

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McStrike: McDonald’s Workers call for McSolidarity on International Workers’ Day

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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.

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