McDonald’s staff set to strike for first time in 40-year UK




Forty workers at two restaurants are unhappy about pay and alleged bullying.
They say they are fed up with the company’s use of zero-hour contracts and are demanding a wage of £10 an hour.The Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers Union has announced members will be balloted, with a decision expected next week on possible action at Cambridge and Crayford, Greater London.

McDonald's FAST FOOD CHAIN: Forty workers at two restaurants are unhappy about pay and alleged bullying

“We are asking to be treated with dignity and be paid a decent wage”

Tom Holiday

The union added many members found they could not afford rent and had been forced to leave their homes as a result of existing pay conditions.

Tom Holiday, a worker at the Cambridge branch, said: “We are asking to be treated with dignity and be paid a decent wage.

“McDonald’s must consider reinvesting its huge amount of net profits back into its workforce.”

Disgusting items found in food

Shen Batmaz, a worker at Crayford, added: “This strike is part of a global movement advocating for fair salaries and decent working conditions.”The chain, which has about 34,000 restaurants worldwide, is also facing action in the US.

A spokesman for the burger giant said: “We have been told that the dispute is solely related to our internal grievance procedures.” – The Star