Published: 05/04/2013

McDonald’s has been fined in Brazil for its fraudulent working time scheme, by which workers sat in the “break rooms”, without being paid, until the employer determined that a sufficient number of customers were present for hours to be counted. With this scheme, says Samuel Da Silva Antunes, lawyer for the IUF-affiliated Contratuh, many workers failed to earn the national minimum wage.

Contratuh assisted the Public Labour Prosecutor in Pernambuco in reaching an agreement with McDonald’s on March 21: McDonald’s was fined USD 4 million, will eliminate the working time scheme throughout Brazil and must provide healthy meals to its workers.

Read the full article, in spanish, on the REL-UITA website.