AceFoodNews – WORLDWIDE – From New York City to Nigeria and New Zealand, fast food workers will strike and protest on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions — in a global day of action with unprecedented reach for the industry.
Workers and labour organizers across the globe have united in a campaign that aims to advance workers’ specific demands in each country, while also showing solidarity with the US based push for a $15 hourly wage and workers’ right to be unionise without fearing retaliation.
‘What kind of country are we about to have when these are all the jobs that are available to our kids?’
“This is the biggest fast food strike in America’s history, in the world’s history,” Kendall Fells, the organizing director at Fast Food Forward, a New York group behind the campaign, told VICE News.
“Fast food is not only the fastest growing industry in the country, it’s also the lowest paying industry in the country, and it has the broadest gap between what the workers and the CEOs make.
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- Workers Will Stage The Largest Fast Food Strike Ever In 150 Cities(thinkprogress.org)
- Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Agreement: Collective Bargaining Reborn?(prospect.org)