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Queer Avengers stand with McDonald's workers

Queer Avengers stand with McDonald's workers

Queer Avengers stand with McDonald's workers under homophobic attack from management. As negotiations with Unite Union have broken down, and workers are voting on whether to take industrial action, managers have recently used homophobia against workers. Sean Bailey, a worker at Quay Street in Auckland, was told “don’t act gay” by his manager and that he would face disciplinary action.

“Management is trying to use homophobia to control workers,” says Queer Avenger Ian Anderson. “But if we stand up and fight back together, we can overcome this tactic.” Anderson notes that McDonald's is lagging behind other fast food chains in terms of conditions, and united action has worked to improve standards in other stores.

The Queer Avengers say they will support McDonald's workers in any action they take against discrimination and exploitation.

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