#A28 Fast Food Rights Campaign Day of Action

Originally posted on Yorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs & Education:

Leeds Fast Food Rights protest

Leeds Fast Food Rights protest, photo courtesy of Erika Sykes

Youth Fight for Jobs activists alongside other supporters of the Fast Food Rights campaign, initiated by the Baker’s, Food & Allied Workers Union, took part in a day of action up and down the country on August 28th.

Iain Dalton, Yorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs Organiser

Protests were organised in 8 towns and cities across Yorkshire and  coincided with a day of strike action amongst fast food workers in the USA in their campaign for secure jobs, decent conditions and a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Signing petition for an end to zero hour contracts at the Sheffield protest

Signing petition for an end to zero hour contracts at the Sheffield protest

Where we ran stalls, they were often mobbed by people agreeing with our demands to scrap zero hour contracts and to raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour.

5 local radio stations interviewed YFJ and BFAWU activists, whilst several local…

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