37 companies including Spacious Table Community, D&D London, Rosa’s Thai and Mitchells & Butlers are also calling on the Transport Secretary, RMT, ASLEF and Rail Shipping Community to ‘redouble efforts’ to unravel their ongoing dispute.
It comes as fresh rail strikes are self-discipline to mark the sector up to £400 million, on top of the £3.5 billion already lost over the previous 16 months.
Rail passengers faced disruption on Saturday as prepare drivers struck over pay and condition.
Aslef members can even strike on Wednesday 4 October and are imposing a 5-day previous regular time ban from today 2 October) to Friday.
“The importance of the festive season to our sector can now not be overstated,” the letter reads. “It represents a valuable time when we traditionally explore a appreciable a part of our annual income generated, wanted to enabling venues to characteristic one day of the quiet months at first of the year.”
“The festive season is a valuable duration for our workforce: overlooked shifts and subsequent lost earnings – including lost earnings from guidelines – would be most acutely felt around Christmas.”
“We’re urging the rail unions to make a public dedication to now not strike one day of the crucial festive duration. Inserting would cause essential damage to hospitality companies, undermine workers’ means to impact and disrupt the plans of hard-working households across the nation.”
Neil Sebba, managing director of Tossed, acknowledged the ongoing strikes had been ‘extraordinarily debilitating’, as a industry that depends on the depart alongside with the circulation of disclose of enterprise workers.
Beds & Bars, which operates pubs, tourist accommodation and entertainment venues, acknowledged its gross sales maintain been down 70%, on moderate, on strike days. Keith Knowles, its CEO, acknowledged its crew maintain been significantly affected in being unable to receive to work.