28 October 2014
The Fast Food Rights campaign is hosting a delegation of fast food workers from the United States who have been at the forefront of the incredible strikes for $15 and a union that have spread across every state.
The strikers are coming to the UK from the 13 to 15 November as part of a global tour to spread the lessons of their inspiring battle that has seen workers among the lowest paid in the US and in the most difficult conditions taking on notorious multi-national corporations like McDonald’s.
Unite the Resistance, which was part of initiating the Fast Food Rights campaign alongside the BFAWU bakers’ union and others, is thrilled to have the strikers speaking at the conference on 15 November. Come and hear them share their story!
On the day, at 12 noon the US strikers are speaking in the opening plenary, and then later at 2pm they will also speak in a workshop at the conference run by BFAWU bakers’ union:
‘The Fight Against Zero Hours and Organising the Unorganised’, 2pm
Hosted by BFAWU
Flavia Cabral and Jorel Ware, both Mcdonald’s workers in Manhattan
Ian Hodson, national president BFAWU
Christina Paine, London Metropolitan University
You can download/ print leaflets to use around fast food workplaces here
On Thursday 13 November, at 7.30pm, the Scottish TUC and the Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) are hosting the Fast Food Rights public meeting at the STUC building on Woodlands Road, G3 6NG, where the strikers will be speaking alongside activists who have been organising through Fast Food Rights to unionise fast food workers in Glasgow, and Dave Moxham from the STUC.
For a leaflet for the Glasgow meeting to use around fast food workplaces here