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McDonald's Protest . Students  protest outside of McDonald's ,High Street
McDonald's Protest . Students protest outside of McDonald's ,High Street

CHANTING city centre protesters last night called for an end to a ‘slave labour’ work experience initiative set up by the Government.

Crowds demonstrated outside McDonald’s on High Street in Sheffield against the fast food giant’s participation in the Workfare scheme, where young long-term unemployed people complete placements of up to eight weeks.

Sheffield University student Charles Lockett, secretary of the Socialist Student Society, said: “Many people have been told they must work 35 hours unpaid to get their benefits of £57 a week. We’re here to protest against these schemes.”