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Protests Begin in 30+ Countries to Target McDonald’s Labor Abuse

Author: National Guestworker Alliance, Published on: 6 June 2013

[We invited McDonald's to respond to the concerns raised. Its response is below.] A Global Day of Action against McDonald’s labor abuse began on June 6 with protests in Indonesia, India, and Belgium – three of more than 30 countries holding actions over the course of the day. Workers, international unions, and community members are demanding that McDonald’s take responsibility for ending the abuse of international contract workers at its restaurants, and guarantee all its workers the freedom to organize without threats or retaliation at all 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide. The actions mark the three-month anniversary of a historic strike by McDonald’s student guestworkers in the U.S. against labor abuse...Cases of labor abuse at McDonald’s show the fast food giant’s failure to set even the most basic labor standards for any of the 1.8 million workers at its 34,000 restaurants around the world...

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