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Fast food workers


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.

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

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.

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

Reports round-up

24 February 2015
ITV workers move towards strike | Fast Food Rights campaign meeting |Justice Alliance | Barnsley Freedom Riders | protests against Work Capability Assessments

Low paid workers strike back in US

09 December 2014
Homecare, airport, gas station and convenience store workers joined fast food workers in a strike for better pay and union rights on Thursday of last week

Fresh anger in US as cop cleared of Eric Garner killing

09 December 2014
Cities and university campuses across the US have erupted in fury after yet another white cop has avoided charges for killing a black man.

US fast food worker: 'The rich want us to be slaves - but they are the few and we can win'

18 November 2014
Alvin Major is a KFC worker from Brooklyn, New York City. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the wave of resistance he has been organising with other fast food workers for better pay and rights at work.

Fast food strikers shake the US with civil disobedience

09 September 2014
Fast food workers across the US struck on Thursday of last week. The action was part of an escalating campaign for $15 (£9.30) an hour wages and the right to join a trade union.

Fast Food Rights Campaign set to hold protests this week

26 August 2014
Protests were set to take place on Thursday of this week to demand better pay and union rights for fast food workers.

US fast food strikers stage mass sit-in at McDonald's shareholder event

23 May 2014
More than 2,000 fast food workers and their supporters joined a mass sit-in outside a McDonald’s corporate shareholders event in the US city of Chicago on Wednesday 21 May.

Would you like strikes with that? Interview with Fast Food Global activists

20 May 2014
They are among the poorest paid people in the US and many thought they could not be organised. But last week workers in the fast food industry hit back with a strike that reached 160 cities. Julie Sherry met activists in New York and discussed how their fight has changed their lives—and why it needs to spread to other workers

Global protests as US fast food workers supersize their strike

13 May 2014
The biggest fast food workers’ strike so far is set to hit the US on Thursday of this week. Solidarity protests will take place in over 30 countries in a global day of action to demand union recognition, better pay and respect at work.

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