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Staff taking part in the strike want £15 per hour - £15 an hour to work in a fast food chain? Surely if the bosses meet demands now, they will just find a way to sack them and replace them with machines

are the workers asking for too much?

hspexy
7 months ago
What do you think of this?
AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

I do not think so they ask for too much. Minimum wage should be more. If u calculate the cost of living in some places the rent is not affordable for people on minimum wages....and there should be a cap on rent prices and min. wage should rise, so it would cover childcare too.

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hspexy
hspexy
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7 months ago

I agree about caps on rent, and prices for housing in general. They are so inflated, the current living wage is a struggle for families to get by on. However, I’ve never considered a job at a fast food restaurant a career - have always seen it as a place you do part time work whilst studying, etc., basically somewhere you are temporarily before you find a real job that pays enough

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

hspexy Lots of people work for McDonald's permanent, it is not harder than work for an other fast food chain or work for a high street retailer, but seems like it pays more. Also in McDonald's people not multitask much, they just work in one station when it is busy.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador7 months ago

Not to undermine the work they do, but £15 an hour does seem like a lot.

Assuming the workers do a 35 hour week at £15 an hour, that works out at just over £27,000 a year.

Now consider that the average Nurses wage is around £24,000, and I'm fairly sure they work a lot more than 35 hour weeks.

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angemski
angemski7 months ago

blacklabrador I completely agree with you on this one and let's not forget the average McD worker can close the door on the job and go home without the stress and, in some cases, trauma from their day/night shift.

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Mummy18
Mummy187 months ago

Completely agree, I went to uni for 3 years to complete a midwifery degree and I’m not even on £15 an hour. They are asking for way too much. I understand the cost of living is high but this is an unrealistic ask

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Mango4
Mango47 months ago

Not sure which part of the country this is( maybe London), but vast majority of workers in retail in my area earn nowhere near £15 per hour. seems a ridiculous ask to me.

If they were to pay that , prices in store would need to rise which would probably lead to less customers and cut backs being made. I am all for staff be paid a fair wage but £15 per hour come on.

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 months ago

If they want to earn £15 per hour, more than many other folk who have studied and got qualifications, then they too should study to do better or go get a higher paid job if they have the brain power. Most of them are children anyway and probably live at home.

Why do they feel they are worth £500+ per week? I have never earned that my whole working life yet still live to an acceptable standard with car and mortgage. Difference is I don't drink or smoke, go clubbing every weekend and buy designer labels. Maybe McDonald's should offer them classes in money management.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin7 months ago

Hope they dont strike I love McDonalds but do understand why they would strike

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Username50108
Username501087 months ago

If they win I am definitely giving up my job and working there, I work 45 hours a week and my hourly wage is nowhere near that and I'm a manager

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 months ago

When I worked on supply as a secondary teacher I used to get £16.50 an hour. My job involved a 7 lesson day, with 30 kids in each class, not knowing what subject I would be teaching until that morning or what topic until I walked into the room. I had to write reports, do referrals for behaviour, meetings with heads of departments and guidance teachers.

I think that if they live in a city like London with ridiculously high rents etc then maybe £15 an hour is needed to live on due to the costs.

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Pixiemagic99
Pixiemagic997 months ago

They are asking for too much. Other professions with more qualifications get less

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn7 months ago

I've never made this and I was a secretary for local gov/nhs for 17 years! If they get it, I'll go do some shifts there. Would you like fries with that, Sir? I can do that. 🤣

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