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New charter to transform hospitality workers' rights in Scotland

TRADE unionists are calling on the Scottish Parliament to sign up to a “workers’ charter” to improve pay and conditions in the hospitality sector.

Unite Scotland will tomorrow launch a “Fair Hospitality” campaign in Holyrood on behalf of Scotland’s 256,000 hospitality workers, and ask members of the Scottish Parliament to help transform the sector.

The union’s hospitality sector organiser Bryan Simpson said more than a quarter of companies in the sector employ workers on zero-hours contracts, with many paid below the minimum wage.

“The outcome of last week’s general election, and the part played by young people in delivering the biggest political shake-up in generations, shows that young people have had enough of Tory austerity.

“This charter lays the foundations for a fight back.”

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