Achive listing

10-04-2015

Zero-hour contract and minimum wage protesters take to the streets

Check out a list of the UK protests for the Global Day of Action - Wednesday 15th April

Check out a list of the UK protests for the Global Day of Action - Wednesday 15th April below



On Wednesday 15th April, fast food and other low-paid workers in the USA will be taking part in what could be the biggest day of strikes, occupations and protests in their fight for a $15/hr minimum wage.

In Britain, the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign is working with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) in the Fast Food Rights coalition to organise solidarity protests up and down the country. Wednesday’s protests will be part of a ‘Join a Union Day’. We’re encouraging unorganised workers to get organised, so we can reverse the tide of low pay and casual work.

We are campaigning to:


  • Raise the minimum wage to £10/hr for all, with no youth exemptions

  • Scrap zero-hour contracts


London

10:30am - Marble Arch McDonald’s
12pm - East Ham high street – contact 07540189052
12pm - Poplar College
5pm-6:30pm - Whitehall McDonald’s




Birmingham
5pm - St Martins in the The Bullring

Cardiff
5pm - Meet at Nye Bevan statue

Chesterfield
6pm -  Broad Pavement McDonalds (next to market)

Coventry
11am - Meet at the Godiva statue

Darlington
12 noon–2pm Queen St Arcade McDonald's in Northgate

Glasgow
12noon - McDonald’s (1200 Maryhill Road)
1:30pm - McDonald’s (489 Pollokshaws Road)
2:30pm - McDonald’s (Sauchiehall Sreet) then march to…
McDonald’s (209-215 Argyle Sreet, corner of Union Sreet)  from 4pm (ish) - 6pm




Ipswich
6pm - McDonald’s in the town centre




Leeds
4:30pm - Lower Briggate McDonald’s

Leicester
2pm– 6pm - Clock Tower McDonald’s, Church Gate

Liverpool
6pm - McDonalds on the corner of Church Street and Lord Street in the city centre - contact 07757207289

Nottingham
6pm - St Peter's Gate McDonalds



Peterborough
6pm - city centre McDonald’s

Salford
12 noon - McDonald’s HQ and the McDonald’s next to it

Sheffield
Wednesday 15th April - 11:30am - High Street McDonald’s
Saturday 18th April - 11am - McDonald’s at bottom of Fargate followed by rally at 2pm in the United Reform Methodist Church on Norfolk Street with BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper

Southampton
11.30am-2pm - West Quay McDonald’s
11.30am-2pm - Shirley McDonald’s

Stoke
11am - McDonalds in Parliament Square, Hanley

Swansea
6pm outside MacDonald's on Castle Square.

We'll also have protests in Chester, Huddersfield and Middlesborough on Wednesday 15th April, plus Grimsby on Wednesday 22nd April, as well in Barnsley on Thursday 23rd April (12 noon - Costa in Town Centre)

for more info contact Youth Fight for Jobs on youthfightforjobs@gmail.com, if your protest isn't on here, please send it in!