GMB calls demonstration in Walthamstow this evening

Tim Lezard Europe, UK, Food Workers (IUF), GMB,

Turtle BayThe GMB is this evening holding a demonstration outside Turtle Bay in Walthamstow to call attention to the company’s refusal to pay tips to staff.

GMB organiser Perry Phillips said: “We are calling on Turtle Bay to follow the example of restaurant chains Las Iguanas and Pizza Express which 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.”

  • The demonstration is outside the Turtle Bay restaurant at 269 High Street, Walthamstow E17 7ED. 

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Tim Lezard

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