Poverty, illness, homelessness – no wonder McDonald’s UK workers are going on strike | Aditya Chakrabortty

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Staff are fighting for £10 an hour. The boss earns £5,684 in the same time. Now employees like Tyrone are saying they’ve had enough

Treat this as a story about a giant company, if you want, or about an entire rotten system. But to me it comes down to a teenager, Tyrone. I wish you could see him: 17, an open, trusting face, and smaller than his claimed 5ft 7in.

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