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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.

Join protests for fast food rights

06 May 2014
Supporters of the Fast Food Rights campaign around Britain are set to join others in more than 30 countries in an international day of protest on Thursday of next week.

New day of action for fast food rights

25 March 2014
The Fast Food Rights Campaign was set to hold a day of action this Saturday to demand rights for fast food workers.

A new day of action for fast food rights

18 March 2014
Campaigners are set to take on low pay and zero hours contracts at fast food chains around Britain on Saturday 29 March.

Fast food chains face protests over workers' rights

18 February 2014
The Fast Food Rights campaign held protests outside fast food outlets last Saturday. 

Day of action planned for fast food workers' rights

11 February 2014
Campaigners around Britain were set to protest for fast food workers’ rights on Saturday of this week.

Fast food campaign calls for a union drive

14 January 2014
Activists came together to launch the Fast Food Rights campaign at parliament on Wednesday of last week. 

Bakkavor Pizza workers are demanding dough

14 January 2014
Some 600 workers in the GMB union at Bakkavor Pizza Harrow are balloting for strikes over pay.

Join the fightback for fast food workers’ rights

07 January 2014
Food workers union Bfawu, Unite the Resistance and left wing Labour MP John McDonnell have teamed up to fight for fast food workers’ rights.

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