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Tips are classified as taxable earnings. Does this hotel declare them?

BOSSES at a top hotel allegedly sacked one of their waiters after finding a “fair tips” leaflet in his locker, the union Unite said yesterday.

Trade unionists and supporters of Robert Czegely held a protest last night outside the five-star STK restaurant in central London’s plush Melia ME Hotel, which charges well over £1,000 a night for one of its suites, as he prepared for an employment tribunal hearing tomorrow, after Unite lodged the claim.

Unite accused Melia bosses of “heavy-handed, anti-union bias” and victimising Mr Czegely for organising workers against management’s 15 per cent levy on tips.

In a statement issued to the Star, Mr Czegely said: “I believe I’ve been victimised for speaking out about something all the staff felt to be unfair and for campaigning for the union to be recognised.

“I hope someone at a more senior level in the company will look seriously at what has been going on at STK and the ME London Hotel and make the correct decisions to resolve this.”

Source: Morning Star :: Top hotel ‘Sacked waiter for fair tips leaflet’ | The Peoples Daily

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