Labour announces a new package of workplace policies for hospitality workers
In a speech to the Bakers’ Union (BFAWU) Annual Conference in Southport, Jeremy Corbyn MP announced a package of new workplace policies for hospitality workers across the UK.
Included in the announcement is a new policy to ensure that 100 per cent of tips are retained by staff, putting an end to practices that have seen tips deducted by businesses.
The next Labour government will legislate to ban businesses from taking a cut from customer tips paid on a credit or debit card as an administration fee; charging waiters to work and pocketing 'optional' service charges.
This is in addition to the policies of a Real Living Wage of £10 per hour by 2020 for all workers, whatever their age; securing full rights and regular hours for all workers and ensuring full rights to trade union representation and collective bargaining; as announced in Labour’s 2017 manifesto.
The package of policies also included plans for a #MeToo workplace revolution.
The next Labour government will commit to legislating to prevent making any contractual clauses (NDAs) which stop disclosure of future discrimination, harassment or victimisation. We will also double the timeframe within which employment tribunals can be taken; and require employers to publish their sexual harassment policy and the steps being taken to implement it on their external website.
This year, through Labour's policy making process, the National Policy Forum (NPF), we'll be looking at how we further develop the policies set out in our manifesto. We have chosen eight key areas to examine and we want to hear your thoughts.
The consultation is open until 24 June, if you want to let us know your thoughts — either on the eight topics or workplace policies for hospitality workers specifically — you can do so on our online submissions page.