Permanent and temp hospitality staff face major pay gap

Temporary workers earn up to 19% less an hour than their permanent counterparts in the hospitality sector.

This is the finding of a new research by Blue Arrow, which analyses all advertised rates of pay across a wide range of jobs in hospitality and catering, including chef de partie, sous chef and head chef as well as waiter and waitress roles.

Permanent employees were found to be paid up to £2.50 more an hour, with the biggest gaps occurring among head chefs. The average pay differential was less for waiter and waitresses (£1 an hour) and chef de parties (£1.47).

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