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"Discrimination has to stop," McD's protest hears

Fri 10 May 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Sean Bailey at tonight's protest Small, vocal protests have been held in Auckland and Wellington to support McDonald's worker Sean Bailey who was told by a manager he'd be disciplined if he 'acted gay'. Dozens took to the curb outside Britomart McDonald's, chanting and dancing to the likes of YMCA. Bailey thanked the group for its support, and said: "McDonald's need to sort out the discrimination in the workforce. It needs to make sure it's not allowed in our restaurants." He added: "Discrimination has to stop. The law has to be followed." Earlier the Queer Avengers held a protest outside the McDonald's on Manners St in Wellington. Member Ian Anderson says homophobia is just part of the McDonalds management arsenal. "Attacks on McDonalds workers are an attack on us all. [Workers'] decision to stand up for better wages and conditions, and against homophobic and bullying behaviour, is an inspiration."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 10th May 2013 - 9:08pm

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