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Pub workers and fast-food delivery workers latest to launch strike action

There are dangers of Christmas shortages in the likes of Burger King (Photo: Getty Images)

Hundreds of workers delivering food to Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut and Wagamama have supported a wage strike that threatens supplies.

The GMB said the majority of Bestfood members who took part in the poll were in favor of industrial work.

Strike dates will be announced soon.

Bestfood’s parent companies – Booker and Tesco – are making big money, said Nadine Hutton, the national officer.

The shareholders get big dividends, while the people who do the graft struggle to make ends meet.

All of these workers want a wage package that will protect them from the cost of living crisis.

“Now some of the most popular street restaurants in the UK will face shortages over Christmas.”

Top food drivers who deliver to Pizza Express and Zizzi are also expected to announce strike dates.

Employees at Greene King also followed suit and voted to strike industrial action.

A glass of light beer in a dark bar.

Bar workers from the GMB union have also vowed to strike (Photo: Alamy Stock Photo)

The latest strikes come on the heels of more strikes announced by transport workers.

Mick Lynch denied that the Grinch was stealing Christmas from the Travelers because of the move.

The four 48-hour measures of December 13 and 14, 16/17, 3/4 and 6/7 will be made even worse for families, workers and party-goers by banning overtime from December 18 to January 2 – and engineering work from December 23 to January 3 .

“I’m not the Grinch – I’m a union official and I’m determined to get a deal,” said Lynch.

In London, TfL also said Abilio bus services would soon be affected by strikes.

The industrial strike will mainly affect services in west and south London.

Meanwhile, postal workers at Royal Mail, along with the Communications Workers Union (CWU), have given national strike notice affecting one of the busiest shopping days of the year, just before Christmas.

At the moment staff are in a dispute over wages with Royal Mail, with the CWU demanding a raise that ‘addresses the cost of living’ – while the company says it has offered workers a ‘pay-for-change deal’ of 9% over two years’.

The union says there is also a dispute over workers’ conditions and the “Uberisation of Royal Mail”.

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