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TGI Fridays ‘listening to demands’ after strike at Stratford branch

PUBLISHED: 13:49 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:49 30 August 2018

Workers from TGI Fridays Stratford City branch walked out over change in tipping policy and minimum wage abuses. Picture credit: Unite.

Workers from TGI Fridays Stratford City branch walked out over change in tipping policy and minimum wage abuses. Picture credit: Unite.

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TGI Fridays says it is listening to workers who walked out after a change in tipping policy.

Staff from the restaurant chain’s Westfield Stratford City branch staged a walkout over tip and minimum wage abuses last week.

The dispute occurred after the company introduced a new tipping policy in January, which has seen card tips earned by waiting staff redirected to top up the low wages of kitchen staff.

Unite regional officer Dave Turnbull said: “Our members are clear that the fight for a decent wage and fair tips for all goes on. They will not back down until the company does the decent thing and sits down with them and their union to settle this dispute.”

A TGI Fridays spokeswoman said: “Overall, the change to our tipping policy has had positive feedback from our Fridays Family. However, we are listening to the small minority of our team members who are unhappy with the changes and are collectively working to find a resolution.”

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