Fast-food company McDonald’s could face its first staff strike inside UK, after workers at two stores backed a call for industrial action.
Employees at McDonald’s restaurants in Cambridge along with Crayford, near London, voted overwhelmingly for a strike.
The Bakers, Food along with Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said staff wanted secure working hours along which has a £10 per hour wage.
A spokesman for McDonald’s said the fast-food company “works hard to ensure teams are treated fairly”.
“We can confirm which, following a ballot process, the BFAWU have indicated which a tiny number of our employees representing less which 0.01% of our workforce are intending to strike in two of our restaurants.”
“As per the terms of the ballot, the dispute is actually solely related to our internal grievance procedures.”
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour’s Shadow Secretary for Business, Environment along with Industrial Strategy, said: “The strike at McDonald’s is actually motivated by working people coming together to fight for decent pay along with working conditions.”
The company in April announced which staff would likely be offered a choice of flexible or fixed contracts with minimum guaranteed hours.
McDonald’s, employs around 85,000 staff inside UK along with one million worldwide.