Waiting staff at TGI Fridays in Milton Keynes are to strike today over a new plan to share tips with kitchen staff.
Workers union Unite has said staff could lose up to £250 per month when the new rules are introduced.
Dave Turnbull, regional manager at Unite said: “TGI’s outrageous wage grab has clearly caused the workforce to say ‘enough’. If TGI’s wants to look at how it can reward kitchen staff, then work with us on a fair solution not implement an overnight wage grab where Peter has been robbed to pay Paul.
“Our members are also deeply offended by the company’s attempts to make out that they don’t want to share when the reality is that TGI’s don’t want to give kitchen staff a properly funded pay rise.
“Our members are facing real hardship, losing as much as £250 a month from the tip policy change, but the company refuses to meet with workers or listen to their concerns. We urge TGI Friday’s to working with us to find a better way forward.”
Catering Today has approached TGI Fridays for comment but is yet to receive any formal response.
The strikes are set to be the first in the history of TGI Fridays, since it first opened in 1986.