Workers in the fast-food industry face poverty even when they work full time. Insecure hourly contracts mean living with the constant threat of not getting enough hours to pay the bills. Workers also face bullying and sexual harassment on the job, without a recognised trade union to give them respect and a voice at work.
McDonald’s makes billions every year, but fails to give back to the communities where it operates. It doesn’t pay living wages or it’s fair share of taxes. In 2017, workers in the McStrike made history when they joined the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) and went on strike for the first time. They won McDonald’s workers across the UK the biggest pay rise in over ten years.
McDonald’s workers are now calling for a New Deal: a real living wage of £15 an hour, guaranteed hours, and recognition of their trade union.
We support fast-food workers in the McStrike to speak out. We raise up their demands, and challenge McDonald’s unaccountable power. We stand with the global movement of fast-food workers who are fighting for a living wage, job security and respect for their trade union rights.