‘How we defeated zero hours contracts’: 14 May Fast Food Rights Forum with New Zealand & UK fast food workers

5 May 2016
14 May FFRs forum jpeg for online UPDATEOn Saturday 14 May, the BFAWU Fast Food Rights campaign is hosting a forum discussing how workers have organised to defeat zero hours contracts.Fast Food Rights is a campaign that’s part of a global movement of fast food workers and their unions.
The campaign has strong links with the incredible Fight For $15 strike movement in America, but also with fast food unions and workers in around 40 countries around the world.In March this year, fast food workers in New Zealand (NZ)won a very significant victory.
Through union organising, fast food strikes and a vibrant political campaign, zero hours contracts will be outlawed in NZ from April this year.
On 14 April, 2016, fast food workers in UK took part in a global day of action. They dressed as evil Ronald McDonald's and held a 'precarious work picnic' outside a major McDonald's in Glasgow, where a new BFAWU bakers' union fast food workers' branch is growing
Here in UK, McDonald’s announced, a day after fast food workers joined a global day of action against McDonald’s, that it would offer all staff a contract of 4, 16 or 30 hours.On 14 May, Fast Food Rights is hosting a delegation of NZ fast food workers to share the lessons of their successful campaign. 

SAT 14 MAY: PUBLIC MEETING AT 3PM @SOAS, THORNHAUGH ST, NEAR RUSSELL SQ, FOLLOWED BY 5PM PROTEST ALONGSIDE TOPSHOP ACTIVISTS 

SPEAKERS:

New Zealand McDonald’s workers & union organisers

BFAWU McDonald’s workers in UK

John McDonnell,
shadow chancellor

US fast food workers
Via live link up

Ian Hodson, BFAWU
baker’s union president

Lorna McKinnon, BFAWU fast food worker

Dawn Butler,
MP Brent Central

Kevin Rowan,
Trade Union Congress (TUC)

PLUS others from supporting campaigns

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