UK: Fast food workers strike for better wages, conditions

Workers from fast food and pub chains including McDonald's, TGI Fridays and JD Wetherspoon held a joint strike in protest for better working conditions and higher pay, in London on Thursday. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell joined the strikers, who gathered at Leicester Square, and reaffirmed Labour's commitment to a £10 ($13; €11) an hour minimum wage. McDonnell explained the current... Еще situation and the workers' demands. «At the moment, I think they should be well, they should be ashamed of the way they treat their workers,» he said. «Yes, we've said a real living wage, ten pounds an hour. More importantly, trade union rights and restoration of collective bargaining, that would protect people in the long term.» There were other rallies held in several other British cities including Glasgow, Cardiff, Newcastle and Plymouth.

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