- Title: Mcdonalds UK workers strike for the first time since it opened in 1974
- Date: 4th September 2017
- Summary: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (FILE - DECEMBER 3, 2015) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT MCDONALD'S SIGN OUTSIDE RESTAURANT EXTERIOR OF MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT MCDONALD'S SIGN OUTSIDE RESTAURANT EXTERIOR OF MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT MCDONALD'S SIGN PERSON CARRYING MCDONALD'S FOOD BAGS
- Embargoed: 18th September 2017 12:13
- Keywords: McDonalds industrial action protests Cambridge Crayford strike pay wages
- Location: CRAYFORD & CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: CRAYFORD & CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA0036X6KVWT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Workers at two UK branches of McDonald's went on strike on Monday (September 4) for the first time since the U.S. chain opened in Britain in 1974.
Around 40 staff were reportedly joined by unions and members of the public to protest over pay and working conditions.
The fast-food chain has been one of the biggest users of zero-hours contracts.
Although not unionised, the workers are being backed by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.
They're demanding an end to zero hours contracts by the end of the year, union recognition and a 10 pounds per hour minimum wage.
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