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Campaigners hail victory after McDonald’s backs down over zero-hours contracts

02 May 2017
Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced it will offer fixed-term contracts to workers who want them.

McDonald's workers ordered not to be political online

21 March 2017
McDonald’s fast food stores are clamping down on trade union activists.

Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers’ successful fight for tips

25 January 2017
Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week.

Slaving over the stoves of the rich... and you don’t even get the tips

03 January 2017
The scandalous theft of waiters’ service charges at posh Harrods is just the tip of the iceberg of how bosses make life in the kitchens hell, catering workers told Alistair Farrow

Silver service workers can scupper the supper rush

06 December 2016
RMT union members at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool are balloting to strike on 23 December.

Unite the Resistance conference debates how to build a fightback in the era of Trump and Corbyn

15 November 2016
Up to 300 trade unionists and activists from around Britain gathered in central London today, Saturday, at Unite the Resistance national conference.

Exploitation is just the job in a bosses’ recovery of low pay and zero hours

13 September 2016
More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us

Uber Eats strikers summon solidarity at the tap of a button

27 August 2016
Delivery riders working for Uber Eats struck yesterday, Friday, against the company’s attempt to cut their pay to just £3.22 per delivery.

KFC’s finger lickin’ zero hours lies exposed

26 July 2016
Fast food giant KFC claims it doesn’t use zero hours contracts in Britain. Alistair Farrow takes apart the spin

Defend victimised Bfawu trade union activist at Samworth Brothers

09 June 2016
A victimised trade union activist at a food factory in Leicester has slammed bosses for sacking him because of his union activities.

London hotel sacks waiter for trade union activities

08 June 2016
ME hotel in London has sacked waiter Robert Czegely for handing out trade union leaflets, what they call “gross misconduct”.

Greedy food giant 2 Sisters swallows up firms at workers’ expense

07 June 2016
Boparan Holdings Ltd, 2 Sisters’ parent company, has quietly become Britain’s largest food and drink manufacturer by attacking workers’ pay and conditions.

Fast food workers serve up a side-portion of protest at Top Shop

17 May 2016
Fast food workers from Britain and New Zealand held a meeting on fighting zero hours’ contracts in London last Saturday.

Pasties are binned in Lincoln walkout over half-baked wages

19 April 2016
Three workers in a Lincoln high street bakery shut down their store and threw away all the pasties in it to demand thousands of pounds of unpaid wages.

Strikes and protests make an Unhappy meal for fast food fat cats

19 April 2016
Campaigners from the Fast Food Rights campaign and the Bfawu union took action across Britain last Thursday. They targeted McDonald’s in solidarity with striking McDonald’s workers in the US.

GALLERY - Fight for £10 an hour minimum! Protesters take to the streets

15 April 2016
Protesters took to the streets yesterday, Thursday, in several parts of Britain and internationally in the fight for £10 an hour ($15 an hour) minimum wage. Fast food outlets were a particular target of the actions called by the Bfawu bakers' union and Fast Food Rights.

Protests for £10 an hour minimum wage and an end to zero hours contracts

15 April 2016
Campaigners from Fast Food Rights (FFR) and the Bfawu bakers' union took action across Britain yesterday, Thursday, as part of a day of solidarity with striking McDonalds workers in the US.

Spirit of US fast food strike movement comes to London protest at McDonald's (inc. video)

14 January 2016
McDonald’s workers from the US brought the spirit of their fight for $15 an hour to Britain yesterday, Wednesday, with a noisy protest in central London.

Fast food workers march in Lincoln

24 November 2015
A demonstration for fast food rights called by the Bfawu union took place in Lincoln last Saturday.

Protests for Fast Food Rights

17 November 2015
Fast food Rights campaigners protested across Britain on Tuesday of last week.

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