Trade union celebrates securing higher wages for McDonald’s workers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 February 2018

The work of trade unions was celebrated.

The work of trade unions was celebrated.


A trade union has been celebrating securing higher wages for workers at the country’s biggest fast food business.

Members of Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset Trades Council and Weston Labour Party joined the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) to highlight the work it has done to improve terms and job security for employees at McDonald’s restaurants.

Dave Dash, regional officer for BFAWU, said: “At a time when those at the top of McDonald’s can pay themselves six-figure sums annually, is it too much to ask for them to pay their staff a proper living wage?

“Is it too much to ask for some job security so the staff know they can pay their bills?”

Trades council secretary Richard Capps added: “This week is all about highlighting why unions exist.

“We are there to fight for justice in the workplace and to ensure that working people get their fair share.”

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