Brighton Wetherspoon workers to stage company’s first strike next month

Posted On 20 Sep 2018 at 2:07 pm

Workers at two Wetherspoon pubs in Brighton are to strike next month – the first walkout in the national chain’s history.

Staff from the Bright Helm and Post & Telegraph will join workers from branches of McDonalds and TGI Fridays in a walkout on October 4.

They are all demanding better working conditions, union recognition and £10 an hour pay.

The Wetherspoon walkout, dubbed SpoonStrike by the Baker’s Union, is going ahead despite the company announcing it was bringing forward a payrise earlier this month.

Matt Rouse, 22, a kitchen worker at the Bright Helm Brighton said: “We’re excited and happy to be going on strike.

“I’ve been inspired by my co-workers as we stand together to call out injustice in our workplaces.

“We are determined to stand together and make our demands for £10 an hour for all, and union recognition heard.

“This is only the beginning, we will keep fighting for everyone, for better wages and rights for hospitality workers across the country.”

The workers cause has been backed by Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas.

  1. Marcus Reply

    God. I hope staff from the Ivy don’t strike! Assume they are paid more as not a grotty place for the poor. Any ideas?

  2. dr benway Reply

    at the marina, the staff have good relationship with new management so no strike …

  3. Dr Benway Reply

    why no comment from local ward councillors (Regency Ward, St Peter’s Ward)?

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