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More pay, new benefits at McDonald's US

Moves are in response to competition in tighter job market and labour campaigns

NOT SUCH A GOLDEN TIME: McDonald's has been under fire for some time from labour groups fighting for a base wage of US$15 an hour. Employees and supporters have held rallies outside restaurants.

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MCDONALD'S announced on Wednesday that it would raise wages and offer new benefits to 90,000 employees in the 1,500 outlets in the United States that it owns and operates, responding to competitive pressure from a tighter job market and to labour campaigns drawing public...

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