Local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM, is supporting fast food workers in Lambeth and Southwark in their efforts to call for a living wage and strengthened rights.
Today, hospitality and restaurant staff of McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoons, along with couriers for Uber Eats and Deliveroo, will be coming together across the capital to protest against the injustices faced by fast food workers.
Those participating in the strike are calling for a living wage, an end to precarious contracts and union recognition. The strike action is being supported by unions such as the BFAWU, Unite, GMB and the IWGB.
Since coming into office, the Mayor of London has championed a London Living Wage, which he increased to £10.20 per hour last year. Ahead of the next London Living Wage rise which will be announced on 5th November, over 1,500 employers in the capital have now signed up to the scheme.
Local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM said:
“It is disgraceful that Londoners who are employed by hugely profitable companies such as McDonalds and Uber, are not paid a living wage or given a proper contract.
“It is high-time that these employers listen to the repeated calls from the Mayor of London, and their own workers, to adopt the London Living Wage.
“Sadly, thousands of workers in the capital are being left in limbo by their employers’ stubborn refusal to guarantee basic rights in the workplace”.
Notes to editors
-Over 1,500 London employers have signed up to the London Living Wage scheme so far;
-On 5th November, the Mayor will announce a further increase to the London Living Wage;
-Florence Eshalomi AM is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark.