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(en) Britain, class war: Harrods protest: Six arrested, cake knocked over

Date Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:35:39 +0200


January 7: Protesters from the United Voices of the World Union (UVW), workers and sympathisers blockaded Harrods and Brompton Road to draw attention to the fact that the service charge added to Harrods restaurant bills went in to the pockets of the owners, the Qatari royal family, not to the waiters and restaurant staff... ---- Evening Standard: ‘It's a disgrace!': Furious Harrods employees demonstrate outside famous London store in row over tips ---- Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Knightsbridge, London, after furious staff claimed Harrods keeps up to 75 per cent of their tips. Roads in Knightsbridge were blocked after crowds of chefs and waiters protested outside Harrods in a row over workers' tips. One person was arrested after a smoke bomb was set off as demonstrators held banners and chanted demands for a fairer deal from the iconic London store.

The protest was led by union the United Voices of the World who claim the high-end department store pockets up to 75 per cent of tips left in its restaurants - working out as £5,000 a year... full article here

BBC: Two arrested in protest over tips for Harrods waiters
Two people were arrested after a smoke bomb was let off during a protest outside Harrods department store.
The protest, which blocked roads in the Knightsbridge area of central London, was organised by the union that represents hospitality workers in the store as part of a row over tips. The United Voices of the World (UVW) union complained that Harrods was keeping 75% of the cash left by diners.... full article here

Telegraph: Two arrested over Harrods' tips protest after smoke bomb let off
7 JANUARY: Two people were arrested after a smoke bomb was let off during a protest outside Harrods department store. Dozens of the firm's restaurant workers demonstrated outside the store, which blocked roads in the Knightsbridge area of central London, over a dispute over tips... full article here
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/07/two-arrested-harrods-tips-protest-smoke-bomb-let/

http://www.classwarparty.org.uk/harrods-protest-six-arrested-cake-knocked/
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