London’s hotel industry is vast and vastly profitable – it makes £10.5 million a day in profit, yet most of the vital staff supporting the industry are on £6.31. There are thousands of them struggling to get by in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Unite has made this short film to tell their story, to set the scene for the next two days where our members are out in the capital talking to tourists and workers about the campaign against poverty pay.
Also please sign the petition to London Mayor Boris Johnson, who promised to help progress the living wage in London’s hospitality sector in 2012 and has done nothing since. It can be found by clicking here.