McDonald's workers stage first ever UK strike in pay and conditions row
Workers at restaurant giant McDonald's staged their first ever strike in the UK on Monday in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Staff in Cambridge and Crayford, south-east London, walked out in a row over the use of zero-hours contracts and "inexplicably" low pay.
The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said the strike was being well supported.
Members of other trade unions joined early-morning picket lines outside the two restaurants, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn offered his backing.
The workers are calling for a wage of at least £10 an hour and more secure working... read more
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