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Thread: Today @McDonalds will be paying out a projected $929.4 million in Q2 dividends to shareholders /despite @McDonaldsUK furloughing +100,000 staff at public expense (likely to be £10's of millions) #JobRetentionScheme #MCD
2/6, During #LockDown @McDonaldsUK workers have been struggling to survive on only 80% of poverty wages [paid by taxpayers] as McDonald's gives out £Billions in dividends to shareholders #100Percent
3/6 @McDonaldsUK workers who contract #Covid19 and have to self-isolate receive only #StatutorySickPay (= £95/week) McDonald's is risking the health of our communities by putting workers in the impossible position of choosing between health and paying the bills.
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/// THREAD on Chancellor @RishiSunak's announcement tonight on the future of the income support schemes. 1/
After considerable media speculation, the Chancellor has finally pronounced on the economic future of millions, by detailing the changes to be made to the #JobRetentionScheme (JRS) and the #SelfEmployedIncomeSupportScheme (SEISS). theguardian.com/politics/2020/… 2/
These have been the two most important income support measures in what is likely to be the biggest economic recession in modern history. Both had serious shortcomings from the get-go. 3/
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