Which fast food workers are making a living?
Fast food workers in China have long been the targets of a campaign by fast food companies and labour groups to boycott their jobs.
Now, the government has proposed a law that would make it illegal for employers to use or threaten to use violence or threats to make workers pay.
The bill was tabled by the Communist Party’s State Council, the lower house of the legislature.
Its draft comes in response to a series of strikes by fast-food workers in Shanghai in the past year, which led to the closure of more than 30 fast-casual restaurants in the city.
The law would also apply to restaurants that operate in China’s far north, where fast-fashion companies are based, according to state media.
The draft law, however, did not specify how fast-Foods workers should be compensated for their work.
In a statement on its official Weibo microblog, the Chinese fast-beef association said that the bill was “a new way of regulating the fast food industry” and that it would affect the livelihoods of workers in the region.
The association said the new law was aimed at “regulating the fast-cooking industry”.
The Chinese Association of Foreign Language and Cultural Research said it was “deeply concerned” by the proposal, and urged the government to “stop” the new legislation and respect workers’ rights.
“The draft bill is based on outdated, non-transparent and outdated labour laws that do not give workers any rights or safeguards,” it said in a statement.
“If we have a free and fair society, we must respect the rights of all workers, including those who are employed in the fast and fast-fast-food industry.”
Fast food workers from the region include Chinese labourers, Chinese cooks and cooks who work in restaurants and who are paid less than minimum wage.
China has one of the highest poverty rates in the world, with over 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty, according the United Nations.
It has also been hit by rising costs and high inflation, and the government’s own survey last year found that just 10% of the population had a regular income, compared with a global average of 32%.
China is currently in the midst of an economic slowdown that has caused some food prices to spike and food prices in the US have risen in recent months.
China has been struggling to address rising food prices, and some experts say that a recent spike in food prices may have to do with a slowdown in food exports to China.