Unite activists demonstrated outside Malmaison hotels to fight against tip stealing and workplace bullying.
Maddy Steeds, Leeds Socialist Party
In Leeds, Malmaison was hosting a wedding fair to show what facilities it had as a wedding venue. Activists went into the wedding fair and pretended to be planning their weddings. A photo was then taken in the wedding fair holding up Unite the Union signs.
On seeing the signs, staff asked us to leave and one member of staff tried to take the phone off one of the protesters. Despite the attempts of management we managed to get some pictures before peacefully leaving.
We then set up speakers and flags outside Malmaison and handed out leaflets telling people about the mistreatment of staff as well as informing staff members of their right to unionise.
We call for all workers to be given 100% of their tips, an end to workplace discrimination and a real living wage for all staff.