Fast food companies should pay London Living Wage

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, is supporting fast food workers in Enfield & Haringey in their efforts to call for a living wage and strengthened rights.

Today, hospitality and restaurant staff of McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoons, along with couriers for Uber Eats and Deliveroo, will be coming together across the capital to protest against the injustices faced by fast food workers.

Those participating in the strike are calling for a living wage, an end to precarious contracts and union recognition. The strike action is being supported by unions such as the BFAWU, Unite, GMB and the IWGB.

Since coming into office, the Mayor of London has championed a London Living Wage, which he increased to £10.20 per hour last year. Ahead of the next London Living Wage rise which will be announced on 5th November, over 1,500 employers in the capital have now signed up to the scheme.

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM said:

“It is disgraceful that Londoners who are employed by hugely profitable companies such as McDonalds and Uber, are not paid a living wage or given a proper contract.

“It is high-time that these employers listen to the repeated calls from the Mayor of London, and their own workers, to adopt the London Living Wage.

“Sadly, thousands of workers in the capital are being left in limbo by their employers’ stubborn refusal to guarantee basic rights in the workplace”.