4/18/2008

This week I will mostly not be eating ...

at the following restaurant chains after revelations that they either fail to pay the minimum wage and use customer's tips to "top up" staff wages or that in some cases the companies keep the staff's tips.

So incase you missed the story HERE, the companies named and shamed are listed below.




Personally I'd prefer to go to over to the Australian system which involves no tips at all, after all, don't we deserve good service when we pay our bills at the end of a meal and don't the staff deserve a proper wage in the first place ?

8 comments:

Linda Jack said...

Yes. I was in Carluccios last week too. Thanks to my union _ Unite, for exposing this injustice.

Tristan said...

Go to the US and you'll see what crap service we get in the UK.

Its abysmal. Why? Because waiters don't have a strong incentive to wait upon you well to get tips.
Removing tips would just create even worse service, there's no incentive to provide good service.

Of course, the economics of the minimum wage is also clear - it lowers the number of jobs available.
Thankfully our minimum wage isn't high enough for that to be felt (except for the young and the very poorly skilled).

The corporate state already supports capital over labour, the minimum wage just skews that even further by raising the price labour which lessens the demand meaning workers have even less bargaining power (and as a side effect makes the poor dependent upon the state - which gives the state more power).

Johnny Norfolk said...

So why isnt your Labour party doing anything about it then.

Anonymous said...

Twat. Nick Is a Lib Dem. For someone who makes so many comments you clearly cannot read.

Johnny Norfolk said...

Lib dem by name labour by nature is how it looks to me. Liberal should be about freedom of the individual. Labour is about state control.There is nothing Liberal about NB.

jailhouselawyer said...

What is the whole point of having a National Minimum Wage if some employers are legally allowed to pay less and then make up the difference from tips?

Norfolk Blogger said...

Anonymous. Ignore him. He consistently fails to read what I have actually written.

Johnny Norfolk said...

No. I fail to agree with you.

Pages