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    Fast food shutdown as US workers strike

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Fast food workers across the US have staged a 24-hour strike against apparent low wages.

    The organisers want the country’s minimum wage raised to over €10 an hour, the equivalent of a €5.60 hike.

    Those behind the action hope over 100 cities will take part during the action.

    President Obama has already lent his backing to a Senate bid to raise the hourly rate to just over €7.

    Even if passed, the bill may still struggle to get approval from the Republican backed House of Representatives.