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My point is that they are entitled to receive the minimum wage as a basic from their employer.

 

 

Seems factories in Britain are now paying employees ?3.50 per hour for a 60 hour week, but changing the hours worked to 35 on the payslip to fulfill the minimum working wage. :shock:

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Seems factories in Britain are now paying employees ?3.50 per hour for a 60 hour week, but changing the hours worked to 35 on the payslip to fulfill the minimum working wage. :shock:

 

where is this Wolfie? Not seen that one in the news.....

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Shocking!!!

 

but then the second comment after the story sums things up quite well....

 

Hence the reason why our big business leaders and captains of industry keep going on about the cap on immigration being bad for them. The more immigrants that come the more wages can be reduced.

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And hence why the big business leaders and captains of industry don't want to recognise the unions. :roll:

 

I esn't matter a fig Robbo.... Unions are not outlawed in the workplace; you will just never stop places like the one highlighted as long as there are people willing to do the work for that amount of pay

 

Chances are they will be claiming benefits too if they are entitled to them and so probably see the money as a bit extra....

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Their was a good Dispatches program on channel 4 about clothes factories in Coventry making cloths, and paying staff ?2.50 per hour :shock:

 

The staff could report the factory as it is illegal to pay less than the minimum wage :wink:

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Thought you would have known that Obs :lol:

 

If an employer is not paying the nat min wage employees can either try and resolve with the employer OR they can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline at HMRC.

 

They will then investigate the complaint on the employees behalf and the employer will be ordered to pay the right amount PLUS sometimes any arrears at the current rate.

 

or....

 

An employee can put in a claim to an Employment Tribunal and civil courts and it the case is won the employer could face paying out upto 80 times the hourly rate of the NMW in force at the time.

 

or something like that anyway.

 

Chances are you would lose your job though eh :wink:

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The chances are that the person earning the low wages shouldn't be either working or probably shouldn't even be in the country..... so two wrongs don't make a right!!

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Good point... I was presuming they were legal workers who were being exploited and I'd forgotten about what was said in the earlier posts :oops:

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Correct Lt, and as mentioned before there are thousands in the restaurant and hairdressing industries that are getting cheated by employers that use every way possible to bend the rules, while still complying with the minimum working wage rate, but with the threat of sacking hanging over their employees.

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The Despatches programme was interesting - it shows how disconnected the retail stores are from their suppliers. If they had proper procedures in place, the 1st line supplier would be checked up on every so often to make sure they were doing things correctly. Profit margins seem to blind them.

 

It was dreadful to see the conditions those people were working in, this is one place where Health & Safety should be at the forefront of the battle.

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Thought paying below the "minimum wage" was illegal? :?

 

are you still asleep? Paying below the minimum wage is illegal but in the restaraunt trade and in the hairdressing trade, some unscrupulous employers take their staff tips into account and pay them including their tips up to the minimum wage!!

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