Tips belong to workers!

The government’s long overdue report into abuse of tipping has finally been released. Published on Monday (2 May), the report by the business secretary, Sajid Javid calls for an end to unfair tipping practices and greater transparency for consumers and staff alike.

Unite’s 3 key demands to put #FairTips on every menu:

We will continue to call for the introduction of:

  • Primary legislation to give staff 100% ownership of their hard-earned tips with total control over how they are shared out between front and back of house staff.

  • Rules to ensure that company Tronc schemes are genuinely independent; free from employer interference and influence, run by staff for staff, not senior managers!

  • Greater transparency so that staff and consumers alike know how the money from discretionary charges is divvied up, and how much the company pockets for itself.

Too many employers have failed to respect the 2009 voluntary code of practice, we welcome the government’s proposal to put it on a statutory footing.

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