British McDonald’s workers strike on May Day

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Striking McDonald's workers and supporters in England. Photo: Neil Terry PhotographyBy Marcus Barnett in England, 1 May 2018 :

McStrikers May Day action met with huge solidarity

MCDONALD’S workers were met with huge waves of solidarity on International Workers Day … as they walked out over zero-hours contracts and poor working conditions.

Workers at the fast food giant’s branches in Manchester and Watford joined their colleagues in Crayford and Cambridge in demanding a £10-an-hour living wage, fixed contracts, dignity at work and union recognition.

In Watford, home town of McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, more than 100 people turned out to support the strikers from various different branches, while more than 50 people joined the picket in Manchester.

Speaking on behalf of the strikers was Ali, a striker from Manchester who heralded the “determination” of his colleagues.

He said: “McDonald’s don’t respect us as workers. They don’t respect us as people.

“But we are showing our strength…

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