COP26: Organising for a fair hospitality city

Running Time: 20 mins 45 secs

Glasgow UNITE Hospitality & Services branch is one of the fastest growing branches in Europe, with over 5,000 members. The growth is based on militant action to improve conditions in the hospitality sector, which has resulted in stopping thousands of redundancies during the pandemic, winning living wages and fair tips policies, and building a huge campaign over sexual harrassment and violence – something that has been experienced at work by a shocking 9 out of 10 hospitality workers.

During COP26 they used the confidence that comes with building collective strength to spend a day discussing what a just transition would mean in the hospitality sector, putting climate justice, workers rights and workers’ control at the centre of changes that need to happen.

An inspiring day – and an example to everyone of the sort of conversations and action every sector should be doing as a matter of urgency.

Thanks to Harry Barnes for the use of footage from his film at the start of this one.