Friday, 1 September 2017

Peoples' Assembly: The Scrap the Pay Cap / Macdonalds strike/ Manchester demo

Important actions across several sectors coming up in the next few days can help maintain the pressure on this weak and divided government.

It's vital we stay on the offensive: We've seen incredible strike action from Unite Members in Mixed Fleet and at Serco, along with Unite and UNISON members out in Birmingham over the refuse collection disputes. We're now about to see a historic strike for fast food workers, as McDonalds staff in BFAWU Union go on the strike for the first time.

McDonald’s workers balloted at Crayford (south east London) and Cambridge stores have voted by an incredible 95.7 percent for strikes, and their BFAWU bakers’ union has now named Monday 4 September as the first strike day. A strike committee of workers met and decided to go for the date for their historic action–the first ever strike at McDonald’s in the UK. The workers taking this bold step need the URGENT solidarity of the wider trade union movement.

The Scrap the Pay Cap campaigns from the RCN and others continue too, as well as an upcoming Day of Action against Sports Direct organised by Unite Community. Please get involved and get along to any of the event below near you!


Saturday 2 September, BFAWU is holding a protest at McDonald’s HQ in East Finchley, north London. We are calling on solidarity from the wider movement on this day, with banners, collections etc, brought along in support. Join and share the Facebook page for the protest HERE.
Monday 4 September, workers at the Cambridge site will picket from 6 – 7am, while workers at the Crayford site will picket from 6 – 7.30am.
Main Rally, Parliament 10.30am speakers include Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell

Other rallies on the strike day are as follows:

McDonald’s @ King’s Cross / Pentonville Road Come along to show some solidarity, to inform workers, customers and passers-bys about the strike.
Join the Facebook page for the event HERE
5pm, McDonald’s Manchester
Picadilly Gardens Mcdonalds, M1 1LY Manchester
Join the Facebook page HERE

5 PM – 6 PM, McDonalds Unit 4 Cherry Street
Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5AL
Join the Facebook page HERE
SheffieldGleadless Valley branch of Heeley (Sheffield) CLP and Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise campaign are organising solidarity action for 4 September at McDonald’s branch in Heeley constituency, probably 2 stints one lunchtime and one tea time. See details HERE
LiverpoolJoin the Liverpool #McSolidarity protest, 4-6pm outside the McDonalds on Lord Street in the city centre (82/86 Lord St, Liverpool L2 1TL). Join the Facebook page HERE

6 – 7PM, McDonald’s, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HB
Join the Facebook page HERE


5 PM – 7 PM, Mcdonalds, Queen street
12-14 Queen St, W2 4 Cardiff
Join the Facebook page HERE

6pm at the McDonald’s on Western Road and on London Road

12 – 2PM outside McDonald’s in the town centre in Bank Hey St FY1 4PX

Milton Keynes
12pm McDonalds, the Centre MK, 52-56 Midsummer Blvd

Monday 4 September, Midday – 2pm, outside McDonald’s
22/24 Old Market, Halifax HX1 1TN

Clacton on Sea
MONDAY 4th September 12.00 until 13.00 McDonald’s Clacton Town Center. Leafleting in Support of the McDonalds workers Strike.BFAWU bakers’ union has now named Monday 4 September as the first strike day. Note: Placards to use on the day are: #McStrike placard1 and #McStrike placard2. Please use #McStrike and #FastFoodGlobal hashtags when posting on social media.


UK Scrap the Cap Rally
Wednesday 6 September, The RCN has called,
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3

Wednesday 6 September, Unite Community has called a Nationwide Day of ActionFor more details click here

Take Back Manchester Festival 2017 is on 30 September - 4 October 

We'll be holding a series of gigs, parties, rallies, meetings, screenings, comedy nights, educational events, and a National Demonstration on Sunday 1 October, in the city to let them know that we won't rest until we have chased them out of office.

Transport information can be found here
Book you coaches and send us the information to

We need all the help we can get, it we want to make this as successful as it can be.
Please support our Manchester Appeal here:

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See you on the streets!

The People's Assembly Against Austerity

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