It's been over a year since the former business secretary, Sajid Javid said these words at the launch of the government consultation on restaurant tips last May. Unite hailed it as a massive, rightful victory for working people. But a year later, workers are still waiting....
Why are we waiting?
To mark the first anniversary of the consultation closing (27 June) we delivered a petition to the business secretary Greg Clark. Thousands of you signed demanding the release of the report and for legislation banning rip off tip scams. Check out the pics below!
The government needs to stop dragging its feet, because while workers wait, unscrupulous bosses are still creaming off the tips from its low paid staff.
Unite has been exposing rip-off tipping practices in the hospitality industry since 2008. Two years ago, (May 2015) we turned the heat up on Pizza Express over the 8 per cent so-called 'admin fee' it was taking from staff tips paid on a card.
We won at Pizza Express! Our summer of campaigning sparked a media blitz. The huge public backlash forced many more restaurant chains to abandon their unfair tipping policies - it even prompted the government to act with the launch of its consultation.But here we are a year later and rip off tip scams are still making headlines