United Kingdom - New walk out at McDonald’s - May 31, 2018

 McDonald’s’ workers walked out of branches calling for guaranteed hours, a £10 per hour living wage, equal pay for young workers, and union recognition. The strike followed the first-ever instance of industrial action taken against the fast food chain in September 2017. Despite photographs of packed picket lines being published on Twitter, McDonald’s claimed only one worker had taken part in the action. The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union has been in dispute with the company as it does not bargain with a trade union over working conditions for its workers in the UK – but it does in Denmark, France and Germany.

Read on: in English … Pictures on Twitter  

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