Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fast Food Rights Comes to Bradford

Yorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs & Education

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McDonalds on Kirkgate was the target of the Bradford Fast Food Rights protest organised by Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) on Saturday 28th June. We leafletted outside the shop for around an hour, where we met a whole host of people interested in finding out more. One worker from a local restaurant took away recruitment forms for the rest of the staff at his workplace. On a number of occasions, people who took our leaflet turned around after reading the slogans ‘For a living wage of £10 an hour’ and ‘Scrap Zero Hour Contracts’ and indicated their support.

To round of the protest, Iain Dalton, Yorkshire YFJ Organiser, thanked everyone for attending and introduced Ian Hodson, National President of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) which has iniated the Fast Food Rights campaign. He pointed to the billions McDonalds earns every year, and…

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HMRC Workers Strike Against Cutbacks

PCS members at Shipley HMRC office on the picket line

PCS members at Shipley HMRC office on the picket line

Hmrc workers in Shipley had a well staffed picket line on Tuesday 24th of June as part of rolling strike action across the department against the latest attacks by their management.

This includes a vicious  performance management system and a plan to ‘flexibly resource’ workers into contact centres to cover understaffing sure to their own cuts.

Whilst I was on the picket line one worker turned back and ARC members who weren’t on strike today stopped to offer their support.  Pickets were enthusiastic about the prospect of coordinated strike action on July 10th and promised to be back with a bigger picket line then.

PCS pickets at one of the HMRC offices in Bradford

PCS pickets at one of the HMRC offices in Bradford

Socialist Party members also visited the picket lines at the two offices in Bradford which reported that the strike was particularly well supported

Iain Dalton