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Wednesday October 27th, 2021 morning edition

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McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities have walked off the job to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores.

McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores.

This is the fifth time since 2018 that McDonald’s workers have struck the company over what they say are inadequate efforts to stop sexual harassment in its stores.

At least 50 workers have filed charges against McDonald’s alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last five years.

In April, McDonald’s announced it would require sexual harassment training, reporting procedures for complaints and annual employee surveys at its 40,000 stores worldwide starting in January 2022.

They want McDonald’s —— not its franchisees, who own nearly all of its U.S. stores —— to be held accountable for harassment in its restaurants.

“I'm on strike today because we need McDonald's to realize that we're not going to stop. »

The $3.50 go-anywhere ticket to fight climate change

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Fifteen years after it was first proposed, Austria's new Klimaticket, or climate ticket, goes live on October 26.

Offering seamless travel across all modes of public transport it is intended to galvanize the Alpine nation's fight against climate change.

Switzerland, Austria and Germany, among others, offer monthly travel passes, half-fare cards and other discounts to encourage public transport use. »

2 million Brits get a raise as minimum wage jumps to $13 an hour

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London (CNN Business) Up to 2 million UK workers will be getting bigger paychecks starting in April following a hike to the minimum wage.

The minimum hourly wage for people over the age of 23 will increase by 6.6% to £9.50 ($13), the government said ahead of its budget announcement on Wednesday.

criticized as inadequate because The increase to the National Living Wage is more than twice the current inflation rate of 3.1%. »

Birx Estimates Trump Admin Could Have Prevented 30 to 40 Percent of COVID Deaths

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The Trump administration's former coronavirus advisor, Dr. Deborah Birx, estimated that 30 to 40 percent of the 738,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. could have been prevented had the White House taken necessary steps to curb the spread of the virus.

Birx said that because no one was at the White House, the White House's COVID-19 task force did not hold regular meetings.

The subcommittee's chairman, Representative James Clyburn, said Birx's interview shed light on why the Trump administration's COVID-19 response was at times confusing and contradictory. »