Guidelines ensure that “casual” or “zero-hours” workers can be furloughed as part of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and paid at least 80% of average annual earnings — but Marriott told hundreds that it had “yet to determine its position regarding furloughing casual workers.” Workers fought back and organized with Unite Hospitality, and Marriott announced that all its casual workers would be part of the scheme — a major victory to make sure casual workers aren’t left behind during COVID-19.
We are calling on @Marriott to do the right thing by its loyal workforce and furlough *all* workers, not just those it deems valuable enough. Our members will be writing to the senior management of @MarriottIntl tomorrow to collectively demand 100% wages. #MarriotPayYourStaff pic.twitter.com/wo1E56cDaP
— Unite Hospitality (@FairHospitality) April 15, 2020