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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 May 2017

McDonald's forced to back down on zero-hours

Socialist Party members out fighting zero-hour contracts with the Fast Food Rights campaign, photo Paul Mattsson

Socialist Party members out fighting zero-hour contracts with the Fast Food Rights campaign, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

McDonald's has been forced by campaigning to offer 115,000 zero-hour contract workers to move to fixed contracts. Ian Hodson, president of the BFAWU bakers' union commented:

"The BFAWU has worked hard for a long time now to expose and end the use of zero-hour contracts at McDonald's in the UK and we're glad to see the company has finally relented. These contracts are a shameful scourge on our society - there is simply no place for them at all.

"Once again, we have proved that worker mobilisation works. And we won't be stopping our efforts to hold McDonald's accountable anytime soon. Together with other trade union movements around the world, we will continue to turn up the heat on McDonald's to ensure it respects the rights of workers in the UK and worldwide.

"McDonald's has for too long been a rule unto its own. Finally, it is being forced to change. This news is a step in the right direction."

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