EDM 451: Fast Food Workers' Organising Day

I have signed the 'Fast Food Workers' Organising Day' EDM.

That this House expresses its solidarity with the global campaign against low pay and poor working conditions faced by employees of the fast food giant McDonald's; notes that the majority of the company's workforce in the UK is employed on zero hours contracts, many on the minimum wage of £6.50 per hour or the shocking apprentice rate of £2.73 per hour; further notes that since around 75 per cent of McDonald's workers are under 25 they will receive no benefit from the Government's misnamed living wage commitments; celebrates the victory of trade unions in New Zealand who have secured from the company a commitment to ending zero hours contracts; welcomes the fast food workers' organising day being held at the TUC's Congress House on 16 September 2015; and calls on this highly profitable global multinational corporation to reduce the royalties and other payments it demands of its franchisees so that they can afford to give workers a significant increase in pay and end exploitative employment practices.

Link: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/451

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Kate Osamor MP

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