Third sector supports food workers pay demands

Fast food

Push comes to shove for city's fast-food workers 

5th October 2018 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Campaigning groups and trade unions have backed Glasgow fast-food workers in a protest over pay.

Around 40 Deliveroo and Uber Eats couriers alongside staff from TGI Friday and McDonald’s joined over the pay demands.

They walked from George Square to Central Station before stopping at McDonald’;s Argyle Street calling on management to increase hourly workers pay to £10 per hour.

Dubbed “McStrike”, the protest was organised by War On Want, Unite and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.

Union rep Ainsley O’Reilly said: “We are here to support the little guys.

“People working in the fast food industry have no back-up and worry that they will be sacked if they speak out.”

Delivery couriers who took part said that aside from not being paid enough,  they worked in temperatures ranging from minus 10 to 32 degrees they said.

They are pushing to get £5 every time they deliver but currently earn significantly less. Uber Eats guarantees of £9 to £11 an hour.

Sam Watts, 22, from the south side of Glasgow, said: “We’re here today because we believe Uber Eats is taking advantage of hard-working people and not paying them enough.”