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Dignity At Work For McDonald's Staff

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Staff should have 40 hour contracts, pensions and sick pay says union.

GMB has called for proper dignity at work for 115,000 McDonald’s workers on precarious zero hours contracts.

The fast food giant is to give staff the option of moving from zero hours to fixed contracts with a minimum number of guaranteed hours every week. [1]

GMB, the union for McDonald’s workers, has long campaigned against the use of exploitative zero hours contracts.

Paul Maloney, GMB Regional Secretary, said:

“Workers at McDonald’s should be offered up to 40 hours of work a week, and permanent contracts to include annual leave, sick pay and a pension scheme.

“They deserve proper dignity at work, rather than exploitative, hand-to-mouth contracts.

“The government needs to step in and stamp out the worrying rise in zero hours work across all sectors.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors

[1] 

McDonald’s offers fixed contracts to 115,000 UK zero-hours workers

Fast-food chain makes move after staff complained they were struggling to get loans, mortgages and phone contracts

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/25/mcdonalds-contracts-uk-zero-hours-workers

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