Shadow Chancellor will join McDonalds workers again today
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will today join a protest at 10 Downing Street by McDonald’s fast food workers demanding decent wages, job security and an end to “youth pay rates”.
Speaking ahead of the McStrike protest, organised as part of an International Day of action for fast food workers’ rights, McDonnell, 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.
70% of children in poverty live in households where at least one adult works. Tomorrow’s strike is the largest so far in the ‘McStrike’ series of industrial actions and protests – a cause Labour has championed since 2017, forcing a change in the ‘mainstream’ media narrative.
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