Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Check out the Irish trade union initiative to drive some fairness and trade union recognition into the hotel sector in
. The ICTU is promoting the use of union organised hotels both for union events and for personal use by union members. Ireland
continue to be one of the least unionised sectors with consequential low pay and, often, poor employment practices. In the worst cases ‘per room’ pay rates are used to effectively circumvent minimum wage legislation and even where experiences are better, the Living Wage of £7.15 per hour is the exception rather than the norm. Scotland
STUC will shortly be publishing a checklist for progressive organisations which wish to inquire about the pay and employment practices of hotels before deciding where to site major events and conferences.
Meanwhile the Irish are well ahead of the curve. Make sure you stay in a fair hotel next time you visit