Coronavirus crisis has hit hospitality hard.

Hundreds of thousands of workers in restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels across the UK have been laid off or told ‘go home’ there’s no work, no pay’. No restaurant, pub or bar has been untouched. Workers need protection now.

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Unite is working tirelessly to protect jobs and wages. The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is a historic first, negotiated with Unite and sister unions as well as businesses to protect wages in this time of crisis. Under the scheme the government commits to cover 80% of the wages of furloughed workers up to £2,500 a month. Hospitality workers on zero hours or agency contracts are covered. Pay will be calculated as an average over the last 12 months and not 12 weeks which is a big win and is backdated from 1 March 2020.

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