Happy 4th of July. Now keep your hands of our tips!
Unite will be staging 30 protests on the 4th of July at TGI Fridays restaurants across the country.
We're protesting in support of TGI Fridays workers and their fight for #FairTips and FairPay, and because we don't think it's right that companies like TGI Fridays are using the tips diners leave as a 'thank you' to subsidise its own poor pay policies.
Show your support - follow the nation-wide day of action on Twitter and tweet your support at #AllEyesOnTGIs
Why are we striking?
Workers at four TGI Fridays restaurants have already taken four Fridays of strike action , with the last one on 15 June.
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.