Tags: McDonalds

Global fast-food companies should ‘stop this shameful exploitation’ of workers, says Beth Farhat of the TUC

Fresh from a winning a successful campaign to stop zero contract culture at Hovis in Wigan, the Bakers union BFAWU has agreed to work with other groups to address the lack of fairness and justice for workers in the UK’s fast-food industry. Recent announcements from these hugely profitable companies regarding their use of unpaid labour…

We give many young people their first taste of work, says Jez Langhorn of McDonalds

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) recently reported that one in five vacancies are caused by a skills shortage. Through its 2013 Employer Skills Survey, UKCES found that 146,200 job vacancies last year were unfilled because of inadequate skills, a figure that has almost doubled in two years. This made me think about…

learndirect is helping to improve the skills of employees at McDonald’s

learndirect is helping to improve the skills of employees at McDonald’s thanks to a new partnership announced today. learndirect now provides the maths and English courses offered to McDonald’s employees and completed by all apprentices with the company. McDonald’s crew access their maths and English courses through the McDonald’s learning portal, ourlounge, and get remote support from…

Challenge begins now for British businesses to prove themselves ahead of London 2012

With David Cameron calling on the nation to show the world how good our customer service is – the race begins to make sure we’re up to it. In just under nine months the eyes of the world will be focussed on London, with billions set to tune in to the Olympic Games from right…