Young workers know they're being ripped off - and that unions are the answer

Len McCluskey - 11 October 2018

Last weeks global food strikes show young workers get what trade unionism is about - and bringing new forms of digital organisation into play.

When I tweeted my congratulations to the fast food workers who took strike action last week, as part of their fight for fair pay and tips, I said they had shown the naysayers that unions are absolutely relevant in today's world of work, not least in the toughest of sectors.

I had some interesting, and telling, responses to that. “How was the fast food industry tough?” “How many workers in the sector are union members? Mystery?” and “Minimum qualification requirements mean minimum wage”... See more

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