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Pizza Express tips policy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 602: tabled on 28 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

This House is alarmed to hear that front-of-house staff at Pizza Express have seen a sizeable cut to their income since May 17 2021, the day restaurants reopened after lockdown; notes that the 30 per cent previously deducted from waiting staff tips for kitchen staff was increased to 50 per cent on this date; further notes that kitchen staff are on higher basic pay rates and get more guaranteed hours than waiting staff, while the back-of-house team is also significantly smaller than the front-of-house team at Pizza Express restaurants; believes this change has had a punitive effect on waiting staff – who are disproportionately female – as tips represent a significant proportion of their take-home pay; is concerned that this deduction is being used to boost the wages of kitchen staff by depriving minimum-wage waiting staff of their fair share of tips; is further concerned that staff were not properly consulted about this change; and calls on the Government to urge the company's management to negotiate in good faith with Unite the union to resolve the concerns of its members at Pizza Express.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Denton and Reddish
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Brent North
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Brighton, Kemptown
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Middlesbrough
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 28 October 2021
Islington North
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Blackburn
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Gateshead
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2021
Cynon Valley
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2021
Glasgow South West
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2021
Streatham
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2021
Hemsworth
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2021
Leeds East
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 1 November 2021
Leicester East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 November 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2021
Coventry South
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Warrington North
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2021
Edmonton
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
South Shields

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.