China’s Trade Unions Maintain US Fast-food Chains Illegally Exploit Part-time Staff

From People’s Daily Online:

An official with the All China Federation of Trade Unions said Tuesday the US fast-food chains KFC, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut have violated China’s Labor Law and they will take action to protect workers’ interests.

A Guangzhou-based newspaper ran a report last week saying the US fast-food chains are underpaying and overworking their part-time staff.

McDonald’s has more than 790 restaurants and 50,000 employees on the Chinese mainland and aims to open 100 new restaurants a year. Yum Brands, whose 2,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Chinese-style East Dawning restaurants in China generate nearly a third of its global operating profit, has more than 100,000 staff.[Full text]

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