It's been over two years since the former business secretary, Sajid Javid said these words at the launch of the government consultation into restaurant tipping abuses in May 2016. Unite hailed it as a massive, rightful victory for working people.
But 730 days later (and counting!) nothing has been done! (The consultation closed on 27 June 2016). Rogue bosses are still finding new loopholes to exploit. Workers are still being cheated out of their tips!
Help us, finally, get justice for workers and customers alike. Please email your MP, asking them to put pressure on the government to take action on tips and publish its report!
It's quick and easy -we've drafted a message, simply copy and paste it into the message box, enter your postcode in the form below to find your MP and press send. And please watch and share our film below!
Tip in cash...
A cash tip is more likely to go to the person that served you. They will than make sure back of house staff get a fair share!
Email your MP to demand #FairTips
Please use this sample text to demand that your MP tells business secretary Greg Clarke to end the delay in #FairTips for restaurant and hospitality workers. Go to https://www.writetothem.com/
to email your MP - just make sure you include your postcode and your name and email address - and get your friends to email them too.
Dear [YOUR MP's NAME] MP
It has been over two years since the former business secretary, Sajid Javid, launched a consultation into tipping abuses, with the words ‘tips should go to workers, not employers.’
I couldn’t agree more, so why after two years has nothing been done?
The consultation closed on the 27 June 2016, yet despite all the promises to crackdown on the worst practices in the UK hospitality, workers are still being forced to hand over some or all of their tips and customers are no clearer on who is actually getting their tips.
There is one thing that is clear, industry self-regulation has failed. What now needs to be done to eliminate the confusion around tips is for the government to legislate to make clear that 100% of tips left by customers for staff, belong to staff with no deductions or meddling by management.
I am urging you as my MP to ask Greg Clark, the secretary of state for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills (BEIS) to publish the consultation into tips, gratuities, cover and service charges.