Unite’s campaign for justice in Whitbread hotels

Whitbread workers demonstration
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We demand a voice, respect for workers, fair pay & working conditions

The hospitality industry in the UK has always been notoriously anti union.

Its business model is low pay; long hours and poor employment conditions. Premier Inn, owned by Whitbread, is no exception.

Whitbread left the Ethical Trading Initiative after only one year in 2017 for refusing to meaningfully honour its commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Unite’s Fair Hospitality Charter calls for

• Proper rest breaks

• Safe transport home for staff after midnight

• Minimum hours contracts

• Implementation of a robust anti-sexual harassment policy

• implementation of Unite’s Fair Tips policy

Unite activists and London & Eastern regional officer, Dave Turnbull have launched a new campaign to build a strong workers’ voice at Premier, who own over 760 hotels in the UK. 

As we come out of the pandemic, Unite will be organising in the hospitality industry to ensure workers have a voice, respect and fair pay and working conditions.