London Mayor Boris Johnston kicks Unite the Union representative off the "Visit London" body.

Trade union representation has ended on the "Visit London" tourist body. The London Mayor has not said why he does not want trade union representation on London's very own tourist authority.

Before he was elected however he said that he thought London's hotel workers should be paid the London Living Wage (LLW). After his election he was interviewed by the "Caterer and Hotelkeeper" magazine and asked about this election promise. He denied he had made this promise.
The magazine then showed him a video of himself making this promise.

Free outing for branch members to the 175th Tolpuddle Rally. Sunday 19th July, 2009.

Free coach places are available for branch members to attend the Rally.
The coach leaves from "Woodberry" (Green Lanes) at 8.15am and from Euston Station at 8.45 am. Please be 15 minutes early.


Entertainmemt for the Family.

For those who want to make a weekend of it (arranging your own travel) or those who want to find more out about the Rally please go to

Final details will be given out at the 1st June branch meeting at Transport House.

"No Second Class Citizens in a World Class City". Workers and Citizens call on London Development Agency [LDA] to implement the Charter for Change in its Action Plan for Tourism.

On Tuesday 19th May, 2009, the LDA will have a public consultation at Coin Street Community Centre, South Bank, to gauge opinion on its Action Plan for Tourism in the years to the 2012 Olympics.

Representatives of London Citizens and Unite London Hotel Workers branch will be there to represent Civic Society and Hotel Workers.

The Hotel Workers will be calling for the "Charter for Change" and its five points to be introduced before the Olympics.


1..London Living Wage (LLW) to be adopted across London's Hotels as the minimum wage for hotel workers.

£250 REWARD! Does anyone know of a Central London Hotel that pays the London Living Wage to all its workers? Tell us and WIN £250

On 25th March,2009 at the Parliamentary launch of the "Rooms for Change" London Hotels Strategy, the Unite Central London Hotel Workers Branch handed out Reward posters. Hotel Workers want to find out if ANY Central London Hotel pays the "London Living Wage" to ALL its workers.
Hotel Workers are offering a £250 reward to help find this hotel.

The current London Living Wage is £7.45 per hour and is reviewed yearly.The London Living Wage [LLW] is calculated by an independent unit financed by the GLA and approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

London Hotel Workers and London Citizens launch Hotel Strategy, "Rooms for Change" at Parliament.

All London Hotel Workers branch members are invited to come to Parliament to help us, with London Citizens, launch the strategy to make London Hotels "fit for purpose" for for the 2012 Olympics.

The launch date is Wednesday 25th March in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House,Westminster from 6pm to 7pm. We will gather at the Westminster tube entrance opposite Big Ben from 5.20pm to 5.40pm and then walk the 50 yards to Portcullis House.

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