We’re a group of young trade unionists in Scotland from the hospitality sector who are fed up of bosses who think they are beyond reproach. We take action against the most exploitative bosses, and use the skills and creativity we learned through the 2014 referendum campaign into a collective project against zero hours, zero rights and zero respect workplaces.
New Campaign Campaigns
Mooboo: pay your staff!Mooboo, the chain of bubble tea shops, ask staff to work a 40-hour unpaid trial shift before they start, but they’re not guaranteed a job after that. This is an outrageous way for them to exploit young people looking for work, and is a completely unacceptable way to treat their staff.41,453 of 45,000 SignaturesCreated by Sarah Collins
Deliveroo: stop ripping off your staffWe are delivery riders in Edinburgh and have presented a collective grievance letter to the company citing our concerns and requesting a meeting to address them. Deliveroo get away with avoiding giving their workers basic rights - things like sick pay, and holiday pay - by claiming we’re self-employed, even though the reality of our job expectations meets the criteria for employment. This is unfair not only to the workers, but to every business, council, or organization in the country which follow the rules - including the restaurants we deliver from. Deliveroo should not be allowed to continue undercutting other businesses, staff, and the country this way.4,926 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Sarah Collins
Subway: pay your staff properly!Some branches of Subway, the chain of sandwich shops, recruit staff to be so-called "Apprentice Sandwich Artists" - often for less than £4 an hour, sometimes for as long as 14 months. By claiming that the staff are apprentices, bosses avoid paying the legally required minimum wage. But these aren't real apprenticeships. Young people hired as apprentices are doing almost exactly the same work as their co-workers who are paid at the legal minimum or above. It's not a training scheme, its exploitation.4,316 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Sarah Collins