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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.

Reports round-up

03 November 2015
Protest at Jack the Ripper museum; Fast Food Rights campaign; anti-racists in Kent; Palestine solidarity; High Court ruling

News in brief

06 October 2015
Tractor factory walkouts, Jersey anti-cuts protest, Unite cancels conference, Globe workers accept deal, fast food party

Fast Food Rights activists organise to spread fightback

22 September 2015
The Fast Food Rights Campaign met on Wednesday of last week for a national organising day.

Reports round-up

08 September 2015
March for Sheku Bayoh; water and catering workers ballot; Pizza Express workers score victory; airpotrt workers walk out; and Sotheby's Two protest

McDonald's workers form a global alliance

01 September 2015
Fast food workers from 20 countries met in Brazil recently in a 90-strong delegation of global allies of the “Fight for 15” US-wide strike movement. 

Reports round-up

04 August 2015
Victorious Glasgow caseworkers return to work | Work to rule at Sellafield | New strike called at First Great Western | Barristers' action extended | TUSC to stand Haringey candidate | March for justice for Mark Duggan | Hundreds of anti-facists marched against the EDL in North Shields | Oppose the racist ‘white man march’ in Liverpool | Unite campaigns for fair tips at Pizza Express | Thousands attend Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Save the Marcus Garvey library in Haringey

Bakers' union conference debates the alternative

09 June 2015
The annual conference of food workers’ union Bfawu took place Sunday to Thursday of this week.

US protest over living wage shuts down McDonald's HQ

26 May 2015
Fast food giant McDonald’s was forced to close part of its headquarters in Chicago on Wednesday of last week.

Waiter protests confront greedy firms

26 May 2015
Waiters and their supporters protested outside a Pizza Express and the Marriott hotel in central London on Thursday of last week.

Striking fast food workers in New Orleans say ‘Make our wages supersize’

21 April 2015
Workers shut down a McDonald’s outlet in New Orleans on Wednesday of last week.

How workers are fighting back against low pay and zero hours

21 April 2015
Low paid workers are unable to make ends meet as bosses cut their hours and attack their conditions

Day of action demands fast food workers’ rights

14 April 2015
Activists in the Fast Food Rights Campaign were gearing up for a day of action set to take place on Wednesday of this week.

Build Fast food rights day of solidarity

17 March 2015
A Fast Food Rights meeting in central Glasgow last Saturday reflected the energy of the workers’ movement in the US. 

Reports round-up

10 March 2015
Day of action for Fast Food Rights | Cardiff march takes on 40 Days for Life | TUC remembers Claudia Jones | ITV workers could ballot over pay | Globe workers want a better pay deal

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