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2 September 2014

Fast food worker strikes over living wages in US & other countries

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2 September 2014

USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...

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19 August 2014

China: Govt. requires Yum! Brands, McDonald's, Dicos, Burger King & Carl's Jr. to publicise supplier information

Author: Wu Yiyao, China Daily

"Fast-food chains must disclose suppliers", 11 Aug 2014...

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11 August 2014
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Author: 上海市食品药品监督管理局

"市食药监局要求连锁餐饮企业公开食品原料供应商相关信息", 2014年08月09日...

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7 May 2014

USA: McDonald's facing further protests for better wages, letter from intl. union of food workers calling for company to respect core labour & human rights

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6 May 2014

McDonald’s Prepares For Another Day of Protest [USA]

Author: Julie Jargon, Wall Street Journal

McDonald’s Corp. is gearing up for more action on the part of a fast food workers group that’s been criticizing the company for paying low wages...A McDonald’s spokeswoman...said, “Our focus remains on our valued employees and the career opportunities...

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15 January 2014

A Penny a Pound and So Much More [USA]

Author: Pooja Bhatia, OZY

Wal-Mart joined the Coalition’s Fair Food Program the day this story was published, making it the 12th, and largest, retailer to do so. Given Wal-Mart’s purchasing power and influence over other supermarkets, Reyes-Chavez says, it’s a huge development...

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7 January 2014

Exclusive: Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

Author: Joel Makower, GreenBiz.com

Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide...[Getting to this point involved] engaging the global beef industry,...

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29 August 2013

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike in protest at low wages

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian (UK)

US workers in the fast-food industry staged a one-day strike in dozens of cities...calling for better wages and the right to unionise...The striking workers are part of a coalition of unions, campaign groups, clergy and community members...They want...

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30 July 2013

NY fast food workers strike for living wage (USA)

Author: AFP

Hundreds of workers at McDonald's and other fast food outlets across New York went on strike...demanding the introduction of a standard wage of US$15/hour, more than twice the US$7.25 minimum wage that many fast food employees earn in New York...Fast...

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