Facing Redundancy or Conract changes

Let us know what you plan to. This will help us campaign against the reckless destuction of our industry by greedy employers.

Check our fighting redundancy page for guidance on your rights.


What hospitality workers will do if made redundant.

  • Hope to find similar job in hotel, bar or restaurant = 30%
  • Look for work in another sector and no plans to return to hospitality = 44%
  • Return to study and no plan to return to hospitality = 17%
  • Return to country of origin and no plans to return to UK = 9%


What hospitality workers will do if forced to sign new contract with worse terms

  • Prefer to take redundancy = 30%
  • Accept new terms and stay with current employer = 12%
  • Accept new terms but look for a new job as soon as possible = 58%

What hospitality workers feel about their experience in the sector.

  • Largely positive = 32%
  • Largely negative = 42%
  • No strong feelings either way = 26%

What hospitality workers feel about recommending the sector as career path for school leavers.

  • 40% would recommend
  • 60% would not recommend


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We are Unite Hospitality. We are Britain and Northern Ireland's hospitality workforce. We are the engine that drives the tourism sector across the country. We are the frontline staff in hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and contract catering.

We are the luggage porters, the receptionists, the chefs, the kitchen porters, the waiting staff, the bartenders, the baristas, the housekeeping and room service staff, the events, maintenance and banqueting staff.

We are proud of our professionalism. We are proud of our skills and customer service. 

We made the industry a success before the Covid-19 lockdown.  We will make it a success again when the lockdown is lifted.

We deserve to be treated with decency, dignity and respect.

We will fight to protect our jobs and to engage positively with all employers who genuinely want to find solutions to aid the recovery of the hospitality sector.

We come from many lands and we converse in many languages but we are proud to be united and speaking with one voice through our union.

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