McDonald's workers on strike in Cambridge

Workers at McDonald's in Cambridge are on strike

Workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Cambridge have walked out on strike in a dispute over pay and union recognition.

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union is seeking formal recognition from the US fast food giant as well as campaigning for a #10-an-hour minimum wage and an end to lower rates for younger workers.

Annalise Peters, who work at McDonald's in Cambridge, said

The public and the Labour movement have given us so much support and encouragement. When we went on strike last September it felt like a new workers' movement was being born

– Annalise Peters, McDonalds worker

Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's UK, said none of the affected stores would close adding he prided himself on listening to staff.

We survey them twice a year, and have recently increased the starting pay rate, giving the biggest increase to younger workers.

– Paul Pomroy, McDonalds