Strict list of demands for Calendar Girls strippers revealed

Former Calendar Girls stripper Jessica Clifford has revealed some of the demands on workers.
Former Calendar Girls stripper Jessica Clifford has revealed some of the demands on workers. Photo credit: Shutterstock

A strict list of demands for Calendar Girls strippers have been revealed by a former employee who is now taking legal action against the club.

Jessica Clifford, 22, alleges she was unfairly dismissed from her job via a Facebook message and is taking the Christchurch club to the Employment Relations Authority, Stuff reports.

Ms Clifford told Stuff she was underpaid for her dances and tips and revealed the strict rules strippers must follow.

Strippers can face fines ranging from $50 up to $2500 for a variety of offences, including dressing inappropriately, wearing a G-string, walking out on the job as well as dancing in a competition or working for a private client.

The girls are given $500 as a reward if they dob in their other colleagues, Ms Clifford says.

She said dancers worked 11-hour shifts working between different stages and mingling with clients.

Calendar Girls management declined to comment while the case was before the ERA, Stuff reports.

The club's lawyer said in a letter Ms Clifford's allegations were "strongly denied and wildly out of context".

CALENDAR GIRLS FINES

  • $50 - missed stage spot
  • $100 - late showing up
  • $75 - inappropriate dress
  • $500 - intoxication¬†
  • $250 - no show to work
  • $500 - walk out
  • $50 - hanging around in the changing room for an unacceptable amount of time
  • $200 and 50 percent tax on tips for rudeness to patrons or management¬†
  • 50 percent tax on all dancers if there are multiple club complaints
  • $100 - no G-string (all dancers must be completely naked for whole of second song and entire duration of tip round)
  • $50 - misuse of cellphone

All dancers must give a minimum of 4 hours' notice if they are unable to attend a shift and a medical certificate must be provided.

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