GMB Member Protest On Friday 6th November At Turtle Bay Restaurant Walthamstow During Living Wage Week Over Missing Tips To Staff
Turtle Bay should stop charging its workers 3% of table sales accumulated each shift as part of a clear policy that all tips should go to workers says GMB.
GMB, the union for workers in the catering industry, will hold a demo tomorrow Friday 6th November outside the Turtle Bay restaurant in Walthamstow to call attention to the company’s refusal to pay tips to staff. This demo is supported by local Labour MP Stella Creasy.
The purpose of the demo is to urge customers dining at Turtle Bay to pay tips directly to the staff.
Turtle Bay is continuing with its unfair tipping policy of charging waiting staff 3% of table sales at the end of every shift. Restaurant chains Las Iguanas and Pizza Express have heeded GMB’s call and have dropped their unfair tipping policy.
The details of the protest taking place during national Living Wage Week are as follows:
FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2015
TURTLE BAY RESTAURANT
269 HIGH ST
Perry Phillips, GMB Organiser said “GMB is calling on Turtle Bay to follow the example of restaurant chains Las Iguanas and Pizza Express which have heeded GMB’s call and have dropped their unfair tipping policy.
I am calling on managers across the Turtle Bay and Las Iguanas chains of restaurants to follow suit and stop charging their workers 3% of the table sales they accumulate each shift that they have to give back to the restaurant manager at the end of their shift.
There should be a clear policy that all tips should go to the workers. There is no justification for these monies going to cover costs of running restaurants. These costs have to be recovered by upfront prices charged to customers.”
Contact: Perry Phillips 07912 293 481 or 0208 202 82 72 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880.