Plights of the hotel industry are more common than it seems. From service charges to equal pay everything counts. The industry also has witnessed the disgraceful and embarrassing plight of the women who work in the hospitality industry. So what can one do about it? Is change possible? As a step towards a solution, The hotel employees federation of India (HEFOI) will be supporting the one-day nationwide strike. The strike that will commence on January 8, 2020, is a bid to draw the government’s attention towards the plight of hospitality workers.
The HEFOI, which is a member of the global union federation – international union of food, tourism and agriculture workers, at its two-day convention on Sunday, passed the resolution to be part of the strike.
The requirements from the HEFOI includes 10 % service charge as suggested by the parliamentary panel, equal pay for equal work, end to sexual harassment at the workplace, to abolish fixed-term and contract employment, an eight-hour workday, health and safety measures for all workers and protection against layoffs and retrenchment.
N Vasudevan, president, HEFOI commented, “The resolution was unanimously passed by the delegates and all state units have resolved to support the nationwide general strike on January 8 in large numbers, and will also run a massive campaign up to the general strike."