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Fast food chains face protests over workers’ rights

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Issue 2391
Protesters in London demand rights for fast food workers
Protesters in London demand rights for fast food workers (Pic: Socialist Worker)

The Fast Food Rights campaign held protests outside fast food outlets last Saturday. 

Protesters gave out union membership forms and called for union rights, an end to zero-hours contracts and better pay for fast food workers.

More than 50 activists joined Labour MP John McDonnell and Bfawu food workers’ union general secretary Ian Hodson in central London.

They targeted branches of McDonald’s and Costa Coffee.

John McDonnell told Socialist Worker, “This is the start of a significant campaign to mobilise support for some of the most vulnerable workers.”

Protests took place in many other towns and cities.

In Birmingham campaigners leafleted workers at all McDonald’s and Costa Coffee branches in the city centre.

Around 20 activists defied the wind and rain to distribute flyers in Leeds city centre.

Thanks to Ian Murray and Steve Johnston
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