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McDonald’s set for more strikes as action spreads across Britain

Concerns over low wages, zero-hours contracts and mishandling of sexual assault claims are at root of unrest

Strike action at McDonald’s is to spread to outlets across the country in the coming months, following the lead of workers at two restaurants in the south of England.

Dossiers on claims made by staff, ranging from the company’s alleged failure to provide protective equipment for workers using grills to allegations about management mishandling sexual assault claims, are being compiled by trade unionists. The September strikes were the first at McDonald’s since it opened in the UK in the 1970s.

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