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Friday 16 May 2014

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TUSC candidates hit the news in the Fast Foods Rights Day of Action coverage

Thursday saw a global day of action against super-exploitation in the fast food industry. In the US thousands of McDonalds workers joined walk-outs as part of a growing campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

In London over 50 protesters targeted Whitehall McDonalds demanding an end to poverty wages, secure contracts with guaranteed hours, and trade union rights. They appealed to workers inside the store to consider joining the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU), who initiated the Fast Food Rights campaign to fight for better conditions.

The protest made it onto Channel 4 news, with Chas Lockett and Helen Pattison, standing as Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates in next week's local elections in, respectively, Sheffield and Newham, prominent in the coverage. See the Zero hours condition fightback and Will a minimum wage kill jobs? clips above or at http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/display/playlistref/150514