Work in hospitality | Join Unite | Supporting hospitality workers

Had enough of low wages? Tired of feeling disposable? Ever wonder what it would be like to get together with other hospitality workers to make your job better? Well you can – Join Unite today. 

Unite restaurant and bar workers have done just that. They’re part of a growing movement of workers taking action to hold their employers and the entire hospitality industry to account. The industry can and should afford to pay and treat hospitality workers fairly. Join Unite and take action together.

Unite has delivered for hospitality workers at:

TGI Friday’s: Fighting back for fair tips at TGI Friday’s. Unite members at TGI’s led a national campaign to get the government to change the rules on managers taking their tips to top up pay for others.

Jamie’s Italian: Thanks to Unite legal services 70 former employees of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Italian chain of restaurants were awarded eight weeks of lost wages – or approx £2,000 - after an employment tribunal ruled that it had failed to consult with them over their redundancies.

The Ivy, Edinburgh: After several members tested positive for Covid-19, Unite ensured the temporary closure of the restaurant for safety reasons and demanded staff were paid in full.

Marriott Hotels: Unite fought for furlough and won for some 1,500 casual workers who would otherwise have been left with no pay. 

Pure Spa & Beauty: In 2020 workers were told to sign zero-hour contracts or resign. Many refused, contacted Unite, and unionised - and Pure backed down. Organising works.

Join Unite today | Join the call for:

  • A real living wage for all ages
  • Fair tips, shifts and rotas
  • Union rights and a voice
  • Better work life balance: Rest breaks and guaranteed hours
  • Safe, secure workplaces: Free from bullying and sexual harassment

Work in hospitality | Join Unite today