The GMB union is to hold a protest outside McDonald’s UK head office today over the company’s use of zero hours contracts.

The union said it would present a “GMB ASBO” to McDonald’s UK head office in Finchley, London.

Labour MP Tom Watson will take part in the protest. He said: “This is what joint union and Labour campaigning looks like in the future”.

Martin Smith, GMB national organiser, said: “McDonalds deserve an anti social behaviour order for offering zero hours contracts to nearly 83,000 staff in the UK. We can’t re-build our economy on McJobs. Not many people can make ends meet on a zero hours contracts.

“Many McDonalds staff rely on benefits to survive. Rent payments aren’t flexible and neither are gas bills or the weekly shopping bill so flexible wages are not much use to anyone except McDonalds.”