The current online petition for the Hospitality Industry to have its own Government Minister is growing by the day.
There has been much astonishment that such an important thing has never been suggested before, such is the enormous success and importance the industry plays in the lives of Britain that we have been simply too busy in the past to ever have thought it necessary.
Pandemics, however, change everything, and the devastating impact the restrictions have had on our industry will be felt for many years to come.
Never has there been a more crucial time in Hospitality for it to have representation and its own voice in the corridors of Government and our appeal is now being heard by many politicians across the political spectrum, and a view strongly help by North West Durham MP Richard Holden who has joined with The National Chefs Union to help push forward this unique proposal.
As a struggling student Richard worked as a waiter and knows the industry well and supports wholeheartedly Unichefs stance for not only better working conditions but a say in the future of our industry. He knows also that we need our own Minister if we are to successfully implement the Governments "flagship" legislation, The Good Work Plan.
Truly, our industry has changed, but we now have the chance to move forward and make it better for those who still love working in it.
It is in everyone’s interest to sign this petition and see that we now have our very own Hospitality Minister to look after our interests and our future.