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Posted on 10 April 2015 at 11:54 GMT

Fast Food Rights action - 15th April

Press release from Youth Fight for Jobs

Global Day of Action - Wednesday 15th April

On Wednesday 15th April, fast food and other low-paid workers in the USA will be taking part in what could be the biggest day of strikes, occupations and protests yet in their fight for a $15/hour minimum wage.

In Britain, the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign is working with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) in the Fast Food Rights coalition to organise solidarity protests up and down the country. Wednesday's protests will be part of a 'Join a Union Day', encouraging unorganised workers to get organised, so the tide of low pay and casual work can be reversed.

Below is a list of the protests planned so far. If you would like to speak to zero-hour contract and low-paid workers joining Wednesday's protests, please contact Youth Fight for Jobs on 0776 658 5543.

London

10:30am - Marble Arch McDonald's

5pm-6:30pm - Whitehall McDonald's

Cardiff

5pm - Meet at Nye Bevan statue

Darlington

12 noon-2pm Queen St Arcade McDonald's in Northgate

Glasgow

12 noon - Maryhill Road McDonald's

5pm - Sauchiehall Street McDonald's then marching down to Argyle Street McDonald's for 6pm

Leeds

4:30pm - Lower Briggate McDonald's

Leicester

2pm- 6pm - Clock Tower McDonald's, Church Gate

Salford

12 noon - McDonald's HQ and the McDonald's next to it

Sheffield

Wednesday 15th April - 6pm - Fargate McDonald's

Saturday 18th April - 12 noon - Fargate McDonald's followed by rally at 2pm in the United Reform Methodist Church on Norfolk Street with BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper

Southampton

11.30am-2pm - West Quay McDonald's

11.30am-2pm - Shirley McDonald's

Swansea

6pm outside McDonald's on Castle Square

There will also be protests in Birmingham, Chester, Huddersfield and Middlesborough on Wednesday 15th April, plus Grimsby on Wednesday 22nd April, as well in Barnsley on Thursday 23rd April (12 noon - Costa in town centre)
Please contact Youth Fight for Jobs on 07766585543 for more info.

Youth Fight for Jobs was launched in 2009 in response to rising levels of youth unemployment. In 2011, it organised the 330 mile Jarrow March for Jobs, supported by Unite, PCS, RMT, CWU, UCU, FBU, BECTU and TSSA trade unions. It supports raising the minimum wage to 10/hour and works with the Bakers, Food, & Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) in the Fast Food Rights campaign aiming to organise currently unorganised workers into the trade union movement.

www.youthfightforjobs.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Fight-for-Jobs/293131194070357
www.twitter.com/youthfight4jobs

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