Restaurant service charges need to be considered as tipping “should be my choice,” says labor manager


MP Rebecca Long-Bailey said the fees should be “considered” as they are a “moin” and “it should be my choice” to tip hard-working staff.

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Automatic service charges in restaurants should be reviewed, says Labor chief executive

Restaurants that charge automatic service charges on bills should be reviewed, the Labor chief executive said today.

Rebecca Long-Bailey said the charges should be “considered” as they are a “grievance” and a “bugbear,” adding that “it should be my choice” to tip hard-working staff.

Shadow’s business secretary spoke as Labor pledged to ensure 100% of all catering tips go to staff – and to ban greedy bosses from taking a cut.

But Ms Long-Bailey appeared to suggest that the automatic service charge, often set at 12.5% ​​or 10% at chain restaurants, could end as we know it.

She told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I think it’s a bogeyman for a lot of consumers.

“They want to be able to tip for good service and quite often they tip for good service.”










Restaurant staff will retain 100% of tips as part of a work policy
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“I think it’s a scarecrow for a lot of consumers,” said Labor chief executive.
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Ms Long-Bailey stressed that the key issue was always “how the tips themselves are distributed”.

But insisted if she thought the automatic service charge was acceptable, she said: “It’s definitely something that needs to be taken into account.

“I myself find a complaint that there is an automatic service charge.

“I might want to pay more – I might not be happy.

“There’s never really been a time when I haven’t paid a tip, but it should be my choice to tip if I think the service is good. “

It came as Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn announced catering staff would keep 100% of tips under a Labor government.








“It should be my choice to tip if I think the service is good,” said Rebecca Long-Bailey
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Jeremy Corbyn was due to announce the policy at the Bakers Union conference
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He was about to say at the Bakers Union conference in Southport: “It is neither fair nor fair that in businesses across the country hard working hotel workers have been pocketed. their tips by their bosses under the guise of false administration costs, or to cover breakages, until shortages or walkouts of customers.

“The job will make it illegal for dishonest employers to deduct tips, so staff can keep 100% and customers know who their money is going to. “








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Mr Corbyn also pledged a “workplace rights revolution” to end sexual harassment like that seen at the infamous Presidents Club dinner.

Ms Long-Bailey revealed that she had her butt pinched while working at a bar.

She said: “You would be making sexual advances to people if you were picking up drinks from tables you would have people pinching your buttocks.

“You would have overly enamored supervisors who would think it was okay at the end of a shift to suggest that you go out for a drink together.”


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