GMB Pub Revolution Lobby MPs at Westminster on 16th March 2010

13 Mar 2010

There are 25,000 tied tenants (lessees) of seven large property companies called pubcos. These are Admiral Taverns Ltd, Enterprise Inns, Fuller Smith & Turner, Greene King, Marston’s, Punch Pub Company, and S & N Pub Enterprises. Lessees are charged up to double the wholesale prices available on the open market. In May 2009 The House of Commons Business and Enterprise Committee (BEC) found that two thirds of them earn less than £15,000 per annum for up to 60 hours per week.

This GMB lobby follows 20 open meetings for pubco tied tenants on the GMB pub revolution national road show tour that took place over the last four weeks. The aim of the GMB national road show was to win the support of thousand of pubco tied tenants from all parts of Britain to combine in GMB to take part in an official ballot for official industrial action to secure £12,000 cuts in the wholesale prices they are forced to pay the pubcos. Paul Maloney GMB National Secretary said ”GMB is setting out to solve two separate but related problems in the pub sector.