Are McDonald's employees allowed to join trade unions?

May 21, 2018

Employees are totally free to join a union if they wish. This is in accordance with U.K. and EU employment regulations which we follow to the letter. However, we don't currently work with any specific trade union because we have a number of internal methods that we use to speak to our employees all the time. Communication is everything, and we believe in honest and open dialogue between employees and the company. We work with employees and franchisees to make sure this happens both in restaurants and within our wider business.

For instance, each year we ask all of our employees to complete an independent and confidential questionnaire about all aspects of their work. We use it to see what we’re doing well and where we can make improvements. It's the only way to be the best employers possible.

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