25 Mar '11, 2pm

The wages of McDonald's 6,000 rank-and-file workers will increase by an average of 20 per cent

McDonald's restaurants can serve customers faster because of new methods of preparing food. A machine that dispenses frozen fries into a wire-mesh basket for a deep fry in hot oil has reduced the time taken to around four seconds. -- ST FILE PHOTO MCDONALD'S workers will get a fatter pay packet from next month. The wages of its 6,000 rank-and-file workers will increase by an average of 20 per cent, thanks largely to new machines and work systems that have improved productivity. It means a McDonald's employee, working full-time, can expect to get $1,100 a month instead of $900. For their team leaders, the pay will increase to $1,240, from $1,100. The company made the announcement on Friday as its officials took top unionists on a tour of a Bukit Timah restaurant to demonstrate its new ways of preparing food and getting paid, methods now found at most of its 115 restaurants ...

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