Posts Tagged ‘McDonalds’

Slavery, profits and technology titans

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Global “titans of technology” are forcing workers into a form of slavery, says Britain’s trade union leader Frances O’Grady. Speaking to a two-day summit of Catholic and labour movement leaders at the Vatican last Friday, O’Grady said the world needs a new figure like Cardinal Manning. (Manning was influential in setting the modern-day Catholic Church Read more

McDonalds … McVatican … Cardinals not happy

Friday, October 21st, 2016
McDonalds next to Vatican

A McDonalds restaurant will open inside a Vatican building just around the corner from St. Peter’s Square. After many requests from different companies to move into the empty space, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which oversees the Vatican’s assets, decided to rent it to McDonald’s for 30,000 euros a month. Read more

US Starbucks, McDonalds move to block porn on store WiFi

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Starbucks and McDonalds in the US are adding Internet pornography filters to their free WiFi offerings. The McDonalds announcement follows a campaign by the anti-porn group Enough is Enough (EIE) and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The Internet filtering has been activated in the majority of McDonalds’s 14,000 outlets in the US. “McDonald’s is Read more

Chance pic of boy studying on street proves life-changing

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The reaction to a chance photo of a Filipino boy studying on the street by the light of a McDonald’s restaurant has shown the power of social media. Daniel Cabrera, 9, was photographed doing his homework outside a McDonald’s outlet in Mandaue City, Cebu, by medical technology student Joyce Torrefran. There is no lamp in Read more

Fast food, low wage

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Not everyone gets to be an astronaut, and not everyone wants to be. But, no matter the job, everyone wants to feel valued and be respected. Jobs in the fast food industry are often a young person’s first taste of working life – from slinging burgers after school to delivering pizzas on the weekend. The Read more

“Girls are too demanding”; McDonalds ad pulled

Friday, April 15th, 2011

After a barrage of criticism from the Catholic Bishops in the Philippines, fast-food chain McDonalds has scrapped a television commercial. The commercial showed two young children flirting with each, and a young girl asks a boy of the same age if she can be his girlfriend. The boy wasn’t interested and says that “girls are Read more