Members of two Wandsworth McDonald's stores have announced they will go on strike next month.

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) last week notified six London McDonald’s stores, including Wandsworth Town and Balham, that its members will go on strike on November 12 as part of an international day of action for fast food workers' rights.

The McDonald’s workers are calling for a New Deal for McDonald’s workers that would include: £15 an hour, an end to youth rates, the choice of guaranteed hours of up to 40 hours a week; notice of shifts four weeks in advance, recognition of the BFAWU and to be treated with respect and dignity at work.

Melissa Evans, 32, a mum who works at McDonald’s in Wandsworth Town said: “I need £15 an hour so I can show my son that poverty is not the only option.

"Me and my colleagues are coming together in a union to show the world that McDonald’s workers deserve the same level of respect as everyone else.

"We are coming together to tackle poverty pay, insecurity of hours and lack of respect which has gone on at McDonald’s for too long.

"We are going on strike on 12 November 2019 as workers around the world take action to hold this global multinational to account for the way that it treats its workers. We are tired of being exploited, but together we are powerful. We will win a new deal for McDonald’s workers.”

When contacted for comment, a McDonald’s spokesman said they were "extremely disappointed" that a "very small number" of people were considering industrial action.

"We believe only 13 people are involved across six restaurants, which is a tiny proportion of our 130,000 workforce," the spokesman added.

"Their potential actions do not represent our people. We are committed to investing in our workforce, listening to and doing what is right by them.

"While it is unfortunate this may be taking place, it is encouraging that there has been a steady decrease in the already small numbers of our people previously balloted. In October 2018, when activity was last planned, ultimately none of our people actually took action.

“As a growing and successful organisation we, along with our franchisees, will continue to invest in our people and create quality jobs and opportunities for all. We regularly review pay and benefits to ensure we are rewarding our people, and we pay well above the government minimum wage. Our pay rates are extremely competitive within our industry and are ahead of many of our competitors."

McDonald’s workers in the BFAWU have previously gone on strike three times: on September 4, 2017, May 1, 2018, and 4 October 2018. This strike will be the largest to date of McDonald’s workers with more stores (six) going out on strike than ever before.

The McDonald's spokesman added: “The BFAWU is calling for 40 hour guaranteed contracts, which is something we already offer – but has been chosen by very few of our people.

"With all given the choice, around 90 per cent of our employees have chosen to remain on flexible contracts, valuing the ability to work their shifts around their lives.

“We remain committed to our people and value the contribution they make to our organisation, and would like to reassure them, and our customers, that the six restaurants will remain open if industrial action takes place.”