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McDonald's could face first UK strikes


Fast-food company McDonald’s could face its first staff strike in the UK, after workers at two stores backed a call for industrial action.Employees at McDonald’s restaurants in Cambridge and Crayford, near London, voted overwhelmingly for a strike.The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said staff wanted secure working hours and a £10 per hour wage.A spokesman for McDonald’s said the fast-food company “works hard to ensure teams are treated fairly”.”We can confirm that, following a ballot process, the BFAWU have indicated that a small number of our employees representing less than 0.01% of our workforce are intending to strike in two of our restaurants.”As per the terms of the ballot, the dispute is solely related to our internal grievance procedures.”Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow secretary for business, environment and industrial strategy, said: “The strike at McDonald’s is motivated by working people coming together to fight for decent pay and working conditions.”The company announced in April that staff would be offered a choice of flexible or fixed contracts with minimum guaranteed hours.McDonald’s employs around 85,000 staff in the UK and one million worldwide.Do you work in the Cambridge or Crayford branch? Or do you work elsewhere for McDonald’s and have anything to add – good or bad? Email [email protected] your stories.Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:WhatsApp: +447555 173285
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