On Friday 18 May workers at TGI Fridays will go on strike for the first time. It is the start of a series of 24 hour weekly actions, planned for consecutive Fridays at six restaurants.
Why are we striking?
Because, back in January waiting staff at TGI Fridays were given just two days’ notice before they were stripped of 40 per cent of their card tips - a move that has cost these minimum-waged workers £250 a month in lost wages.
TGI Fridays outrageous wage grab has caused the workforce to say 'enough.' Our members are deeply offended by the company's attempts to make out that they don't want to share, when the reality is that it doesn't want to give kitchen staff properly funded pay rise.
To make matters worse the company has repeatedly refused to listen to their concerns or meet with Unite to find a better way forward. It's even ignored a collective grievance submitted by workers from over 40 stores -this no way to treat loyal staff.
These brave workers are standing up to a system built on low pay and exploitation, please support them.
SIGN OUR LETTER TO TGI FRIDAYS CEO, KAREN FORRESTER
We're urging her to sit down with workers and Unite to find a sensible solution to this dispute.
1. Tweet @TGIFridaysUK - Tell them you support the waiting staff and to pay staff fairly!
2. Tip in cash - a cash tip is more likely to go to the person who served you. They will then make sure that the bar staff and server assistants get a share.
3. Don't cross the picket line - please show your support for TGI workers striking for the first time ever.
Pickets and protest info
First strikes start at TGI Fridays:
Friday 18 May 2018
Protest and picket: Milton Keynes Stadium (11:00-12:00) 16 Stadium Way, G1 &G2 MK1 Leisure park, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
Protest and picket: Covent Garden (11:00-13:00) 6 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HZ
Friday 25 May 2018