#McDonaldsStrike: “They’re not lovin’ it, but we’re human beings”

The SKWAWKBOX

As the Huffington Post and other outlets have publicised, staff at two McDonalds stores – in Crayford in East London and in Cambridge – have voted by over 95% in favour of strike action in their fight for fair treatment by the fast-food giant:

hodson hp.jpgThe strike action is scheduled for 4 September with a rally outside McDonald’s HQ in East Finchley on 2 September. Full details of both are below.

The case of the McDonald’s workers should be an eye-opener for many. Fast-food workers get a rough deal in more ways than one – low wages, insecure hours and a lack of sympathy engendered by the popular impression of them as low-skilled people doing the only job they can get: who hasn’t heard of teachers telling their pupils ‘If you don’t work hard, you’ll end up flipping burgers in McDonalds’?

But the reality is a long way from the cliché…

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