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Why Are McDonald’s Workers On Strike? Russell Brand The Trews (E167)
14 October 2014
Russell Brand The Trews (E167) with special guest Dave DeGraw.
By Conrad Landin in Britain:
Labour bans anti-union McDonalds from conference
Tuesday 19th April 2016
Fast-food chain won’t get stand at conference
In a dig at vegetarian party leader Mr Corbyn, he said McDonald’s was not “the trendy falafel bar that some people in politics like to hang out at.”
But embarrassingly, he had previously tweeted about a “yummy” supper of “falafel, tebouleh and houmus (sic).”
Dudley MP Ian Austin, an arch critic of Mr Corbyn, joined in, asking: “Why has Labour turned down £30k from McDonald’s?”
But Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) president Ian Hodson said McDonald’s was “the pioneer of zero-hours.” On Twitter, BFAWU’s Hungry for Justice campaign said: “Labour is right in its decision.”
McDonald’s is not the only company to have been denied an exhibition stand at Labour’s conference.
In 2013 building giant Carillion was chucked out over its co-operation with the Consulting Association’s blacklist of union activists.
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said: “If turning down a stand at Labour conference focuses attention on trade union non-recognition at McDonald’s, it’s worth it.
“It must end its refusal to recognise trade unions.”
GMB national officer Martin Smith, who has led efforts to unionise McDonald’s workers alongside BFAWU said the row was a distraction from the real issues.
“It seems a strange thing to level at the leader’s office,” he said.
“We gave it an Asbo from the GMB because of the anti-social nature of its working hours and wages.
“We’re organising in McDonald’s and the main issue for our members is security of working hours. And it needs to give us access to organise, so we can negotiate a working-hours agreement.”
Mr Streeting said Mr Corbyn’s office was responsible for the decision, but a source close to the leader told the Star they had no involvement.