McDonald’s workers demonstrate for “fast food rights”

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McDONALD’S staff in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, today took part in a demonstration to demand higher wages and union rights.

 

The event was held as part of a global day of action for the rights of employees in the fast food industry.

 

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McDonald’s staff in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow demonstrated for more rights today.

 

They were joined by Scottish Green Party candidate for Edinburgh East, Peter McColl.

 

The Fast Food Rights campaign is demanding a £10 minimum wage, the right to union bargaining, and an end to zero-hour contracts.

 

Strikes and demonstrations are also taking place in 200 cities in 30 countries, including the United States where the movement began.

 

Mr McColl said: “Fast food workers are among the most exploited in this economy.

 

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The Scottish Green’s candidate for Edinburgh East, Peter McColl, joined the demo.

 

 

“Despite making colossal profits for their employers, fast food workers are expected to suffer unpredictable work at poverty wages while being treated as disposable and denied any say in their working conditions.

 

“The demands of these workers are the same as the Scottish Greens’ priorities for the coming parliament – a £10 minimum wage, the right to union bargaining, and an end to zero-hour contracts.

 

“This is a modest demand for every worker to be treated with respect and dignity.

 

“These workers are standing up for their rights today with little or no protection from reprisals.

 

“I am humbled by their courage and proud to stand with them.”

 

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