McDonald’s outlets in China unionizing – David Barboza

 Image 0,,451369 4,00 From The International Herald Tribune:

A year after Wal-Mart unionized all its stores in China under pressure from the government, McDonald’s is cooperating with China’s large state-controlled union to allow the formation of more union locals in its 670 outlets here.

A McDonald’s spokesman said Monday that the company is now working with union officials to help establish a union at its stores in the southern province of Guangdong, one of the country’s wealthiest regions.

The announcement came nearly two weeks after a state-controlled newspaper in Guangdong reported that some McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Guangdong were violating the law by paying employees less than minimum wage and denying some workers full-time benefits. [Full Text]

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