Unscrupulous businesses will be banned from taking a cut of tips and service charges off hospitality staff. Unite the Union has waged a long-term campaign so workers receive 100% of tips. Former Prime Minister Theresa May promised legislation five years ago, and the delay to changing the law has cost waiting staff an estimated £10,000 each in lost tip.
Grahame Morris MP, Chair of Unite the Union Parliamentary Group of MP said: “Customers should be confident tips and service charges are going to the people they intended.
Unite the Union shows how our industrial campaigns can make a really difference to the lives of working people. However, industrial campaigns are only successful if we can secure pragmatic changes in the law. The Unite Hospitality Campaigners deserve our utmost gratitude as their efforts have challenged and changed the views of policy makers in one of the most anti-union, anti-worker Government’s for a generation.
Through working collectively to secure meaningful changes, our Labour movement is at its best when we can couple industrial campaigning with political and policy changes to improve the lives of working people.”