mickey D workers on strike today

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Posted 8th Nov
they want £15 an hour.

a fair remuneration IMO - although they're unlikely to achieve it.

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"...today" (today being 8 November 2019)

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"...The people going on strike this time around are members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) and represent six London branches of the restaurant. They'll be striking on November 12, and as a result, locations in Balham, Catford, Crayford, Deptford, Downham and Wandsworth Town are expected to be closed for business that day..."

[ londonnewsonline.co.uk/mcd…ay/ ]

"Workers at five McDonald’s restaurants who are definitely not ‘lovin’ it’ have said they will go on strike on November 12..."
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Originally the McDonalds workers had thought about doing a “go-slow” but then they realised that nobody would be able to tell the difference from a normal day.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 8th Nov
40h a week for 52 weeks @£15 an hour is £31,200 per annum.

Sorry but there are graduate jobs that are getting paid far less than this. Either most jobs are seriously unfairly under paid or they are pushing their luck
Edited by: "dixin123" 8th Nov
I work in construction and I only get like £11 something an hour. I'm constantly on my feet all day, up and down ladders carrying heavy material.
I think part of the problem is being able to live independently on under £10 an hour full time. I hardly have anything left at the end of the month myself. It's depressing. But at least I don't have to deal with staying with my mother so I'd rather struggle alone lol.

But surely the higher 'min wage jobs' wages go, they'll just bump the cost of living up more. So you've went round in a circle and ended back where you were just with higher numbers on all sides?

There's no way this will go through because if it did it would end up being a lead by example and all similar places would try.
Edited by: "Cloeeez" 8th Nov
Are they after a Whopper of a pay rise?
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40h a week for 52 weeks @£15 an hour is £31,200 per annum.

Sorry but there are graduate jobs that are getting paid far less than this. Either most jobs are seriously unfairly under paid or they are pushing their luck
Edited by: "dixin123" 8th Nov
"mickey D workers on strike today"

Maccy D?
"...today" (today being 8 November 2019)

[ gizmodo.co.uk/201…ke/ ]

"...The people going on strike this time around are members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) and represent six London branches of the restaurant. They'll be striking on November 12, and as a result, locations in Balham, Catford, Crayford, Deptford, Downham and Wandsworth Town are expected to be closed for business that day..."

[ londonnewsonline.co.uk/mcd…ay/ ]

"Workers at five McDonald’s restaurants who are definitely not ‘lovin’ it’ have said they will go on strike on November 12..."
Originally the McDonalds workers had thought about doing a “go-slow” but then they realised that nobody would be able to tell the difference from a normal day.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 8th Nov
oops!!

did I get the date wrong?

don't blame me - blame a caller on the radio this morning who said it was today.
Time to buy shares in companies specialising in automation.

£15 an hour is more than I earn as a senior developer, what a joke. I worked at one of the busiest McDonalds stores in the country as a teen, it's brain dead stuff that literally anyone capable of standing up for a whole shift can do. McDonalds spend many millions ensuring these jobs require as little skill and thought as possible.
Edited by: "abigsmurf" 8th Nov
I'd gladly take a job at my local Macs for £15ph. 20 minute walk rather than a 60 minute drive each way.

Very unrealistic demands that would see price rises, a downturn in trade....and then job cuts
I work in construction and I only get like £11 something an hour. I'm constantly on my feet all day, up and down ladders carrying heavy material.
I think part of the problem is being able to live independently on under £10 an hour full time. I hardly have anything left at the end of the month myself. It's depressing. But at least I don't have to deal with staying with my mother so I'd rather struggle alone lol.

But surely the higher 'min wage jobs' wages go, they'll just bump the cost of living up more. So you've went round in a circle and ended back where you were just with higher numbers on all sides?

There's no way this will go through because if it did it would end up being a lead by example and all similar places would try.
Edited by: "Cloeeez" 8th Nov
They want extra money and they can't even make hot fries.
F 'em
Are they after a Whopper of a pay rise?
rejcomp08/11/2019 15:26

Are they after a Whopper of a pay rise?


Go on... I'll McBite.

What a McRib-tickler!
Derek_Lancelot_Shatwell08/11/2019 15:18

They want extra money and they can't even make hot fries.F 'em


Most of their fries are cooked in batches, not cooked to order or else everyone including you will be forever queuing. If you want freshest hot fries, best time is when they are busy.
rejcomp08/11/2019 15:26

Are they after a Whopper of a pay rise?


They'll be in a pickle if they think they are.
veedubjai08/11/2019 16:17

Most of their fries are cooked in batches, not cooked to order or else …Most of their fries are cooked in batches, not cooked to order or else everyone including you will be forever queuing. If you want freshest hot fries, best time is when they are busy.



I call the Garçon over, "here my good man, chop chop"
Send them back and get some freshly cooked ones
They want more wages, yet they get my order wrong 8/10 times and the other 2 times the fries are cold and stale
If you want hot fries, tell them you aren't allowed salt in your diet (as I'm sure they salt all their fries right out the frier) and they'll have to cook you a new fresh unsalted batch. They can't guarantee the fries waiting havent been salted either. Pick salt out the place where they keep sauces/napkins and salt them yourself.
A guy I used to work with didn't take salt and he'd ask them for unsalted fries and then wait the 10 mins while they cooked him a new batch.
Edited by: "Cloeeez" 8th Nov
Is posties only get about £12.50 an hour I’d go right to mac ds if it was £15
abigsmurf08/11/2019 12:15

Time to buy shares in companies specialising in automation. £15 an hour is …Time to buy shares in companies specialising in automation. £15 an hour is more than I earn as a senior developer, what a joke. I worked at one of the busiest McDonalds stores in the country as a teen, it's brain dead stuff that literally anyone capable of standing up for a whole shift can do. McDonalds spend many millions ensuring these jobs require as little skill and thought as possible.


Respectfully disagree.

£15/hr seems pretty low for a skilled worker of your position. You should be able to earn a good deal more than that. Difference between you and the sort of McDonalds worker dependent on this pay rise (and, I should add, £15 might be what they've requested, but I expect that's a negotiation chip, and they're actually pitching for something nearer £10-£12/hr) is that you're able to earn more, while these guys aren't. Don't let yourself fall into that trap of becoming the bitter sort of loser who wishes less for others, just because they've failed to get much for themselves. Support them in their efforts for more, and try for more yourself, too. Support everyone in the same way, and eventually, we'll all have a wealthier, happier, healthier, better-functioning society.
abigsmurf08/11/2019 12:15

Time to buy shares in companies specialising in automation. £15 an hour is …Time to buy shares in companies specialising in automation. £15 an hour is more than I earn as a senior developer, what a joke. I worked at one of the busiest McDonalds stores in the country as a teen, it's brain dead stuff that literally anyone capable of standing up for a whole shift can do. McDonalds spend many millions ensuring these jobs require as little skill and thought as possible.


£15 an hour for a senior developer! I did that job and was paid nearly double that 25 years ago as a full time employee. Triple that as a contractor. . You should move jobs.
rejcomp08/11/2019 15:26

Are they after a Whopper of a pay rise?


That's burger king lol
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