Working for Mcdonald's in Europe: The Unequal Struggle?

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Figures and tables

Figures
3.1 An example of an observation check list (OCL) used for the toasting and preparation of buns 50
4.1 Job titles and hierarchy in the restaurants. 57
7.1 McDonald's net wage (1999) as a percentage of the average net wage (1998) 160
7.2 A comparison of the working time required to purchase a Big Mac on the McDonald's net wage and on the average net wage 160

Tables
2.1 Year of entry, restaurants and proportions of franchises and employees in autumn 1999 31
3.1 Differences and similarities in franchise operator and company-owned restaurant manager autonomy 47
4.1 Labour turnover percentages in Germany and the UK 71
4.2 Growth percentages in part-time work in Europe 74
5.1 Union density in McDonald's European operations 94
7.1 Comparison of hourly pay rates in Germany and the UK (£) 155
7.2 McDonald's gross wages (1999) compared with the average gross wage (1998) 157
7.3 McDonald's net wage compared with the average net wage 159
7.4 Relative purchasing power of the McDonald's disposable wage 161
7.5 Additional rates for unsociable hours 164
7.6 Workers' and top executives' pay 1994-5 167
7.7 Periods of notice for redundancy in 1999 (days) 168
7.8 Paid holiday (days) for full-time (35+hours) hourly paid employees (1994 and 1999) 170

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables viii
  • 1 - Liberalism, Collectivism and the Multinational Corporation 1
  • 2 - Welcome to Big Mac 16
  • 3 - The Corporate Paradox 35
  • 4 - Mcdonald's at Work 56
  • 5 - 'there's No Place like Home' 85
  • 6 - Co-Determination? 119
  • 7 - For a Few Dollars More 150
  • 8 - Where's the Beef? 177
  • 9 - Conclusion 196
  • Appendix 215
  • Notes 223
  • References 226
  • Index 241
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