SIPTU supports law to ensure monies paid as service charges go to workers

The SIPTU Hospitality Sector Committee has welcomed changes to the Payment of Wages Bill 2022, which will ban the display of service charges on bills unless the payment is going directly to staff.


The changes were passed in the Seanad yesterday. 


SIPTU Sector Organiser, Denis Hynes, said:

“Workers in the hospitality sector have experience of most customers that leave tips or pay service charges in electronic transactions for food or accommodation assuming that the monies go directly to staff. This change to the proposed legislation will now ensure that the money goes where it is intended. Low pay is a very serious issue for workers in the hospitality sector. Ensuring that these workers receive all the monies derived from tips and service charges has long been campaigned for by SIPTU activists.”




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