Unite plans London living wage IHG protest [UK]

Author: Phil Davies, Travel Weekly Group, Published on: 29 April 2014

The hotel workers’ branch of the Unite union plans a protest...outside a shareholders’ meeting of the Intercontinental Hotel Group in London. The picket is planned over union recognition for members working at the hotel group’s eight managed hotels in London and an alleged failure to uniformly pay the London ‘living wage’. Unite said that IHG was the first UK hotel chain...to commit to the London ‘living wage’...But Unite regional officer...said: “...there are still staff...that are struggling to make ends meet on the national minimum wage of £6.31 an hour...Unite also claims some of its members working at the eight hotels are “fearful” of revealing that they are union members because of the group’s perceived anti-union bias...
“An access agreement would enable staff to make an informed decision on exercising their basic human rights to freedom of association and the establishment of collective bargaining...” ...IHG...said: "IHG has made a commitment to become a London living wage employer in all the London hotels we manage." [refers to Compass, Sodexo]

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Related companies: Compass Group Holiday Inn (part of InterContinental Hotels) InterContinental Hotels Sodexo