25 signatures reached
To: Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD
Support the Tips Bill
I’m asking the people of East Meath and South Drogheda to sign this petition and send the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, a message from you that the law needs to change.
Join me in fighting for our future!
Why is this important?
Senator Ged Nash, alongside Labour colleagues, have backed a Seanad proposed Bill, ensuring employees are given the right to receive customer provided tips.
A Bill that would give workers in restaurants and hotels the right to keep their tips is going through the Seanad.
I know from my own work representing students just how much hospitality workers depend on tips to supplement their meagre hourly rates of pay.
Too often, tips intended for hardworking staff end up in someone else’s pocket and with no legal course of action available to them.
Most bar and restaurant owners and managers play fair when it comes to distributing the tips to staff. It is only the bad bosses who have anything to fear from these new proposals.
Labour, USI and the trade union movement support this Bill from Senator Paul Gavan, but Fine Gael want to vote it down.
The message is simple - workers must have a right to keep their tips.
Read Senator Ged Nash's statement on the matter here: https://www.labour.ie/news/2019/02/20/labour-backs-bill-ensuring-employees-rights-to-cus/
How it will be delivered
Senator Ged Nash and I will deliver your signatures to the Minister, and let Fine Gael know that the people of East Meath and South Drogheda are fighting for our future and the future of workers!