McStrikes Spread to Hamilton!

Joe talks to Unite Union organiser and Socialist Aotearoa member Kathryn Tucker from the picket lines in Waikato as the McDonald's strikes spread south. Kathryn, could you tell us a bit about the mood of the fastfood workers in Hamilton? They are frustrated by McD's response to their claims. McDonalds have said that they won't get back to us with an offer until sometime in November. It has been 6 months since our collective expired. The 25 cents that was offered is seen as a bit of a joke. 25 cents an hour is an insult. Are the stores in Hamilton owned by the company, or franchisees? Company owned. Outside in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, the stores are franchisees. [More]

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