Fast food workers to protest against zero hours contracts in Darlington

Fast food workers will be calling for an end to zero hours contracts at a protest next week.

The Darlington Trade Union Council (TUC) is backing a global day of action on Wednesday, April 15 in support of fast food workers across the country.

Organised by the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, the protest will see fast food workers calling for a £10 per hour minimum wage, and an end to zero hours contracts.

The action is also being supported by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).

Alan Docherty, the party’s parliamentary candidate in Darlington, said:

“The message is clear – join a union and get organised.

“In the USA fast food workers have organised successful strikes and won. Members of my party have been instrumental in winning victories that have brought about a $15(£10) per hour minimum wage.

“This was first enacted into legislation in Seattle and now several more cities and states have followed. We can do the same here.”

The protest will take place outside Queen Street Shopping Centre from noon.

Source – Northern Echo, 08 Apr 2015

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