The practice of restaurant/bar owners and managers skimming workers tips has become a common practice in Ontario. It’s bad enough that wait staff earn only $8.90 per hour instead of the normal appallingly low minimum wage of $10.25 per hour. Now restaurant owners and managers expect workers to defacto pay for the privilege of working in their establishments.
For a second time NDP member of the legislature Michael Prue has introduced a private members bill to ensure that tips only go to servers and workers NOT restaurant owners and managers.
It’s a pretty simple thing. A similar law was passed in the state of New York a couple of years ago.
Labour Minister Linda Jeffrey was initially cool to the idea, but it looks like Premier Dalton McGuinty has given her marching orders to support the bill. I guess kicking the poor with a measly 1% increase in Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Programme (ODSP) payments was enough during this budget round.
So here at Class Rage Towers we’ve decided to run a contest!
Our question is: What would you call a restaurant/bar owner or manager who demanded a cut of a servers tips?
The winner will receive their very own personalized “@classrage.ca” e-mail address and blogging space here on classrage.ca
Just fill in the form below or send an e-mail to: email@example.com
The winner will be announced on July 2, 2012.