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  • Minimum wage cheats owe staff £2m in back pay

    by Felicity Collier

    MORE than 13,000 of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are owed £2 million in back pay, the government announced last night.

    Ministers named 233 firms that have failed to pay staff the legal minimum wage — just £7.50 an hour for...

    Thursday 17th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • SFA: Paying young players £1 a week is above board

    Scottish football bosses ludicrously claimed to MSPs yesterday that there was nothing wrong with giving young players £1-a-week contracts.

    Scottish Football Association chief Stewart Regan and Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster were grilled about...

    Friday 16th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Young workers getting a raw pay deal

    MINIMUM wage rises coming into effect today give young workers a “raw deal,” the TUC warned. Workers aged over 25 will see their pay increase by 4.2 per cent — but the already low rates for younger workers will only go up 1.4 per cent.

    Those aged 16-20 are already...

    Friday 31st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Deliveroo: Paying minimum ‘won’t work’ for firm

    Food delivery giant lobbies MPs for low pay

    Thursday 30th Mar 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Bosses who fail to pay should ‘face the courts’

    THE Scottish TUC called on the government yesterday to take legal action against employers after more than a dozen Scottish firms were named for failing to pay the minimum wage.

    Sixteen Scottish companies owed 125 workers a staggering £29,611, according to figures released by the...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Bosses: We can’t afford min wage

    BRITISH bosses are pleading poverty in response to plans to increase the minimum wage and introduce a levy to fund apprenticeships.

    Bosses’ club the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) claimed yesterday that many firms would struggle to meet the £7.50 an hour wage.


    Monday 6th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • The Minimum Wage Shirkers

    - EXPOSED: Bosses’ poor excuses for failing to pay staff properly - One Claimed Worker was Foreign ‘So didn’t Deserve Min Wage’ - Another Refsued to Pay Out for Employee who ‘Only Made Tea and Swept the Floor’

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Hundreds of minimum wage scamming firms fined

    BOSSES have collectively paid penalties totalling more than £1.4 million, with hundreds of firms having failed to pay the minimum wage since 2013, it emerged yesterday.

    The fines, levied since the government started naming and shaming such firms in October 2013, are in addition...

    Saturday 7th Jan 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Huge surge in number paid less than minimum wage

    AROUND 362,000 workers were paid less than the minimum wage this year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed yesterday.

    The ONS also said the gender pay gap has narrowed, but “at a snail’s pace” and that it would take decades for it to close fully, said...

    Thursday 27th Oct 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • ‘Scaremongering’ right blasted for low pay call

    SHADOW business secretary Jon Trickett accused right-wing economists of “scaremongering” yesterday by recommending that the government scraps its so-called national living wage.

    Free-market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) called for the repackaged minimum...

    Saturday 20th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain