Chief executive of McDonald’s in Norway resigns after criticism of working conditions

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Børre Kleivan, chief executive of McDonald’s Norway, resigned after criticism related to violations of the Working Environment Act at Mcdonald’s restaurants in Bergen.

Foods Folk Norge announced the information about Kleivan’s resignation in a press release on Wednesday, the newspaper Bergensavisen writes.

“For McDonald’s, safe workplaces are the key to success. When we seen such large discrepancies discovered by the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority, and under my leadership, it is ultimately my responsibility. 

“We have agreed that the further work will be best handled with a new person in the management chair,” Børre Kleivan stated in the press release.

Recent criticism stated that employees work long shifts without breaks. In addition, employees have allegedly been pressured to work despite illness.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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