Taking the Fair Hospitality Campaign to Student Unions

Students often fall prey to exploitation by the Hospitality Sector. NUS Scotland have joined with Unite, Scotland’s largest trade union, in a Fair Hospitality campaign to make sure that there is no place for exploitative practice on college/university campuses.

Liam McCabe, President of NUS Scotland  said:

“An ever-growing proportion of students across Scotland work in the hospitality industry, often at the behest of unscrupulous employers.

“NUS Scotland are delighted to unite with Unite Hospitality to encourage our members to promote fair and decent workplace practices through their student unions.

“Student hospitality workers in Scotland are amongst the most exploited workers in the country. We are proud that some of our student unions are already committed living wage employers and have robust anti-sexual harassment policies in place already.

“The Unite Hospitality campaign, and their Fair Hospitality Charter, can ensure every student union throughout Scotland has the knowledge and collective confidence to radically transform the outlook for our members on campus.”

Bryan Simpson, Unite Hospitality industrial organiser said:

“We are delighted that the NUS have thrown their full weight behind our campaign to improve the wages and working conditions of student workers across Scotland.

“We hope that this will send a message to hospitality employers everywhere – if student unions on relatively tight budgets can afford to pay the real living wage and for transport home for staff and still turn a profit then so can they”

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