Low pay and insecure work is endemic in the fast food industry – McDonnell to join McStrike protest
John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, will today (Tuesday) join a protest at 10 Downing Street by McDonald’s fast food workers demanding decent wages as well as an end to “youth pay rates”, and job security.
John McDonnell, speaking ahead of the McStrike protest, as part of an International Day of action for fast food workers’ rights said:
“Low pay and insecure work is endemic in the fast food industry. That’s why I helped launch the fast food campaign and support these young workers in their campaign to secure decent wages and conditions.
“A Labour government will take on the big corporations such as McDonalds to stop them from paying out poverty wages.
“Labour’s commitment to a £10 an hour real living wage and an end to in work poverty will help millions of low-paid workers across the country.”
Notes to Editors
- 70% of children in poverty live in households where at least one adult works https://cpag.org.uk/news-blogs/news-listings/new-face-child-poverty
- Largest McDonald’s workers strike and global day of action for fast food workers’ rights called for 12 November https://waronwant.org/media/largest-mcstrike-launched-6-south-london-stores