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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.
- Raise the minimum wage to £10/hour for all, with no youth exemptions
- Scrap zero-hour contracts
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.
10:30am - Marble Arch McDonald's
5pm-6:30pm - Whitehall McDonald's
5pm - Meet at Nye Bevan statue
12 noon-2pm Queen St Arcade McDonald's in Northgate
12 noon - Maryhill Road McDonald's
5pm - Sauchiehall Street McDonald's then marching down to Argyle Street McDonald's for 6pm
4:30pm - Lower Briggate McDonald's
2pm- 6pm - Clock Tower McDonald's, Church Gate
12 noon - McDonald's HQ and the McDonald's next to it
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
11.30am-2pm - West Quay McDonald's
11.30am-2pm - Shirley McDonald's
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.