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Clacton Labour Party will be supporting local Fast Food Workers during the McStrike action on Monday 4th September.

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On Monday 4th September there is a strike at McDonald’s restaurants in Crayford (SE London and Cambridge) supported by BFAWU bakers’ union.  These are the first ever UK McDonald’s workers to go on strike.

Outside London BFAWU are calling for solidarity protests and leafletings at McDonald’s stores around the country.

At the last all members meeting of Clacton Labour Party on Wednesday we agreed to support the strike with a Motion which is reproduced at the bottom of this article.

Members will be campaigning and leafletting McDonalds workers in Clacton Town Centre and in Weeley on Monday.

 

Please join us:

More information about the Clacton meeting and to RSVP:
On our website 
On Facebook
 
More information about the Weeley meeting and to RSVP:
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Find out more about the National Campaign on the FastFoodRights website

Watch a video ‘£10 per hour isn’t pie in the sky’:

 

We look forward to seeing you on Monday

 

Rick Grogan

Clacton CLP

 

 

MOTION: Solidarity with BFAWU McDonald’s #McStrike


Clacton CLP Notes
1) The Baker’s, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have notified McDonald’s that 40 workers at 2 stores have voted by 95.7 percent to strike, with the first strike date set for 4 September 2017. UK McDonald’s workers in BFAWU are set to strike over the company’s failure to deal with grievances related to drastic cuts to employee hours and bullying in the workplace – viewed by some as a punishment for joining a union.

2) Alongside this, workers are dissatisfied with McDonald’s for failing to deliver on the contracts they have been promised which were set to end the use of zero-hour terms. Attempting to live on low wages, with no guaranteed hours, has meant that some employees have found themselves unable to meet their rent payments and out of their homes as a result.

3) The UK McDonald’s strike is part of a growing global movement advocating for the fair and decent treatment of workers, spearheaded by the “Fight for $15” strike movement in the US, which the BFAWU Fast Food Rights campaign works alongside.

4) Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady are among those who have publicised their support for the BFAWU action at McDonald’s.

5) Workers will also be calling for a fair wage of £10 per hour, and the recognition of their right to form a trade union as employees of the company.

Clacton CLP believes:
1) The BFAWU strike at McDonald’s is seeing low waged, previously un-unionised workers organising into a union and standing up to take on a notorious employer in a notorious industry for undermining workers’ basic rights and conditions. The workers need the full, concrete and urgent solidarity of the wider trade union and social movement.

This is a fight for us all, and one that has already seen gains, such as McDonald’s UK’s announcement that they would deliver on their previous promise of guaranteed hours’ contracts for every worker by the end of 2017. A victory at McDonald’s for BFAWU members would be a victory for the whole trade union movement.

Clacton CLP Resolves
1) To fully support the #McStrike campaign by BFAWU, and send a solidarity message from this body.

2) To publicise all activities and events in the strike campaign, and encourage our members to attend, with banners where possible, and to send support to the BFAWU members taking action. Messages of support can be sent to fastfoodrights@mail.com

3) To give a solidarity donation of £20 to the strike fund. Payments can be made via this website: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/fast-food-rights-uk

 

McStrike: Clacton Labour Party Supporting Fast Food Workers in Clacton and Weeley

Clacton Labour Party will be supporting local Fast Food Workers during the McStrike action on Monday 4th September.

At the first meeting of the Clacton Labour Party since the General Election, members heard that the campaign had attracted something over 70 new members, bringing the total membership up to a record 400. Our Parliamentary Candidate, Tasha Osben, thanked everyone for their “monumental effort” in supporting her and in forging a real grass roots movement made up of older more experienced members and younger enthusiastic members. She said it had put the Party on a solid footing for going forward and that this was just the start of campaigning across the constituency which will lead on to much greater success in the future. 

Clacton Labour Party at a recent Social event

 

The Chair, George Taylor, thanked Tasha for all her hard work and said that Clacton Labour Party had been recognised by the Eastern Regional Office, who had sent him an email congratulating the members on a “magnificent campaign.”

The meeting was also told that it had been agreed that Clacton MIU would be kept open. Campaigns organiser, Chris Bee, said this was an excellent result and that it was largely down to the Clacton Labour Party’s campaign. He warned though that this wasn’t the end of the matter and pressure needed to be kept up to ensure the NHS was properly funded in this area.

Labour Party Membership in Clacton over 400

At the first meeting of the Clacton Labour Party since the General Election, members heard that the campaign had attracted something over 70 new members, bringing the total membership up...

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