Union rallies support for ‘low paid’ workers
TRADE union members have rallied outside an Accrington restaurant to support the international ‘War on Want McStrike’ campaign.
Around a dozen members of Hyndburn Momentum and local trade unions gathered outside the McDonald’s branch at The Viaduct to support ‘low paid’ workers.
Kay Jenkinson, of Hyndburn Momentum, said: “We are here because of zero-hour contracts.
“A lot of workers don’t want to come out on strike because their jobs are so insecure so we wanted to be here and show our support.”
Campaigner Carole Grady said: “The chief executive of McDonald’s takes home £12 million a year while those on the shop floor are on minimum wage. It should be a lot fairer.
“There are many low paid workers in the area using food banks.”
Nationally, workers from McDonald’s, JD Wetherspoon, TGI Fridays and UberEats joined the strike on Thursday, October 4.
McDonald’s said it has offered staff a choice between fixed and flexible contracts and “80pc have made the decision to stay on a flexible contract”.