Posh people’s hotel the Waldorf in London’s theatreland gains no stars for how it is treating its housekeeping staff, says Unite, the country’s largest union. The Hilton-owned Waldorf is the latest in the chain to outsource its housekeeping staff who contribute to the smooth running of the hotel – and enable it to charge up to £500-a-night for a room.
At the September Hotel Workers Branch Meeting several Hilton Hotel workers gave testimony about serious abuses from new contractors bought in by Hilton Hotels to run their Housekeeping operations.
As a result of this testimony the following resolution was unanimously passed..
This meeting of the LE.1393 Central London Hotel Workers branch expresses its strong concern at the impact of Hilton Hotel’s current policy of Contracting Out their Housekeeping Departments to third party contractors.
"...the LABOR MOVEMENT was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life.
IS THE 5 STAR WALDORF HILTON BECOMING 4 STAR IN ROOM CLEANING?
On Wednesday 9th May, London Hotel Workers Hotel Workers gathered in front of the Hyatt Andaz at Liverpool Street to support the actions of our brothers and sisters in the USA
who have been fighting for greater working conditions for years in
many Hyatt hotels across the country.