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US – Fast-food workers walking off their jobs in 150 cities

Fast-food workers are expected to walk off their jobs in 150 cities from Oakland to Orlando. The protests will be a first for fast-food workers in Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia and Sacramento.  The events are intended to publicize the employees’ demand for a $15-an-hour wage. The median pay nationwide for fast-food restaurant workers is $8.69 an … Continue reading

McDonald’s in Canada – The federal investigation use of temporary foreign workers has widened

The federal investigation into McDonald’s use of temporary foreign workers has widened to several other locations, as more local workers speak out about feeling sidelined and shortchanged.  “I feel it’s definitely discrimination against Canadians,” said Chris Eldridge, from Lethbridge, Alta. Eldridge just quit his managerial job for six McDonald’s locations in Alberta, because he said … Continue reading

Alberta / McDonald’s hiring 500 full-time, part-time and manager positions

Fast food chain McDonald’s is going on another hiring blitz. On Friday, it’s holding its second consecutive West Hiring Day, looking to fill nearly 500 full-time, part-time and manager positions across Alberta, 116 of which are in Calgary. West Hiring Day is a one-day hiring event held at participating restaurants in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan … Continue reading

Italy / McDonald’s / 100 new stores, 3,000 new jobs

Fastfood giant McDonald’s believes recession-hit Italy will be one of its higher-growth areas in the coming decade and is opening more than 100 new restaurants to convert pizza-lovers to its burgers. In a country where foreign investment has fallen by almost 30 percent since 2007, McDonald’s Italian arm plans to spend 350 million euros ($457 … Continue reading

The Fast Food Pay Gap: $8.25 vs $8.75 Million

The pay gap separating fast-food workers from their chief executive officers is growing at  McDonald’s Corp., Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum (YUM)! Brands Inc., which owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC brands. The disparity has doubled at McDonald’s Corp. in the last 10 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. At the same time, the company … Continue reading

Strikes at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Burger King: they’ve just had enough

Over the past week, port workers in Los Angeles went on strike. So did fast food workers from McDonald’s and Burger King. And last month, it was Wal-Mart workers. What gives? It’s a message from workers that they have finally had enough, labor experts say. Having endured a deep recession, when their jobs were imperiled … Continue reading

Ireland – McDonald’s to create 700 new jobs

Fast food giant McDonald’s is to create 700 jobs across the country over the next three years. The organisation announced plans for a 20 million euro investment in its Irish operations between now and the end of 2015, which will include the opening of 12 new restaurants. Junior minister for jobs John Perry welcomed the … Continue reading

McDonald’s spends £10m of taxpayer’s cash from employment scheme without creating a single job – Mirror Online

McDonald’s has ­pocketed £10million of public money for an ­apprenticeship scheme …but has not created a single new job with it. Instead, the multi-national fast-food giant has spent the whole sum on ­“career progression” for 18,000 existing staff. A Sunday Mirror investigation has found that among nine other major firms which take the most money … Continue reading

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