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MacDonald's workers stage protests against low wages

Published 22/05/2014 | 10:49

A member of the United Federation Food Workers, Agribusiness, Tourism, Service / Trade and Allied Nicaragua (FUTATSCON) holds a placard dressed as clown during protest outside a McDonald's resturant in Managua May 15, 2014.The protest is part a global campaign against McDonald's for work and living wages for workers in their restaurants. The placrad reads "Fair salaries for all McDonalds workers around the world'
A member of the United Federation Food Workers, Agribusiness, Tourism, Service / Trade and Allied Nicaragua (FUTATSCON) holds a placard dressed as clown during protest outside a McDonald's resturant in Managua May 15, 2014.The protest is part a global campaign against McDonald's for work and living wages for workers in their restaurants. The placrad reads "Fair salaries for all McDonalds workers around the world'
A member of the United Federation Food Workers, Agribusiness, Tourism, Service / Trade and Allied Nicaragua (FUTATSCON) holds a placard, depicting police officers guarding a McDonald's restaurant, during protest outside a McDonald's resturant in Managua May 15, 2014.The protest is part a global campaign against McDonald's for work and living wages for workers in their restaurants.
A member of the United Federation Food Workers, Agribusiness, Tourism, Service / Trade and Allied Nicaragua (FUTATSCON) holds a placard during protest outside a McDonald's resturant in Managua May 15, 2014.The protest is part a global campaign against McDonald's for work and living wages for workers in their restaurants. The placrad reads "Labor rights and fair salaries in McDonalds".
Members of the United Federation Food Workers, Agribusiness, Tourism, Service / Trade and Allied Nicaragua (FUTATSCON) hold placards dressed as clowns during protest outside a McDonald's resturant in Managua May 15, 2014.The protest is part a global campaign against McDonald's for work and living wages for workers in their restaurants. The placard (L) reads "Fair salaries for all McDonalds workers around the world'
McDonald's employee Marta Garcia, (C), smiles while surrounded by protesters after walking off the job at a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. Garcia and another employee later left work to join the labor organizers, protesters, and fast food workers who briefly took over the McDonald's restaurant as part of a strike aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Yadira Mendoza protests for higher wages with her daughter Mishelle Cadena inside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California, May 15, 2014. Mendoza works at a local Jack in the Box. U.S. fast-food workers went on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Marisa Salas (R) hugs McDonald's employee Monica Vega after Vega walked off her job at a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. Vega and another employee left work to join the labor organizers, protesters, and fast food workers who briefly took over the restaurant as part of an international day of protest intended to raise fast food wages and earn workers the right to unionize. U.S. fast-food workers went on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. Workers were calling for higher wages and better work conditions.
A demonstrator is taken into custody by police during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. Police on Wednesday arrested more than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
Demonstrators chant in the driveway during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. Hundreds of low-wage McDonald's workers protested near the fast-food chain's headquarters on Wednesday calling for a significant pay hike as shareholders prepare to weigh in on the company's executive compensation.
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. Police on Wednesday arrested more than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
A demonstrator is taken into custody by police during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. Police on Wednesday arrested more than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
Victor Manuel (C) of Oakland protests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. Police on Wednesday arrested more than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
McDonald's workers use their smartphones to record video of protesters in a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
A McDonald's worker, who only identified herself as Ann, watches as protesters leave a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Marisa Salas (C), of the East Bay Organizing Committee, leads a chant for higher wages inside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Marisa Salas (C), of the East Bay Organizing Committee, leads a chant for higher wages inside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Fernando Gutierrez, 26, takes part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Demonstrators gather outside a McDonald's resturant in New York May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
A demonstrator holds a placard outside a McDonald's resturant in New York May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
Demonstrators gather outside a McDonald's resturant in New York May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance. The placard (top L) reads "Fair salary and respect for labor rights".
Demonstrators gather outside a McDonald's resturant in New York May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance. The placard (C) reads "Fair salary and respect for labor rights".
A customer (R) cheers along with protesters in a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
A customer walks out of a McDonald's restaurant with ice cream cones as demonstrators march past in Boston, Massachusetts May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Demonstrators protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014. The march was held as part of an international protest by fast-food workers who planned to go on strikes in 150 cities across the United States and demonstrations in 33 other countries on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
A customer orders as protesters demonstrate at a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California May 15, 2014. U.S. fast-food workers went out on strike on Thursday, aiming to convince thousands of restaurants they make huge profits from paying them a pittance and that they deserve a raise.
Demonstrators protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
Demonstrators protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
Demonstrators protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
A Mariachi band takes part in a protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
Demonstrators protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.
Demonstrators protest in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2014. U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages plan strikes and demonstrations on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance.

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