Category: Pay


Wimbledon cleaning staff ‘take food from bins due to low pay’

Housekeepers claim club provides insufficient money for food during their shiftsCleaning staff at Wimbledon claim they were forced to take food from bins because they were given insufficient money by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to buy lunc…


Minimum wage: football clubs and Wagamama among worst underpayers

Name and shame list reveals 9,200 underpaid employees within total of 179 firmsWagamama, TGI Fridays, Marriott Hotels and Karen Millen are among the companies named and shamed by the government for failing to pay the legal minimum wage.The latest list,…


A day at ‘the gulag’: what it’s like to work at Sports Direct’s warehouse

Guardian undercover reporters explore retailer’s working practices – from losing wages for being a minute late to body searches and constant fear of being sacked

It may be 5.30am and pitch-black on the outskirts of Shirebrook, Derbyshire – but the roads are busy. A stream of cars, typically packed with eastern Europeans, wind their way along country lanes and deliver about 1,500 people to a massive facility surrounded by farmland.

After stopping in an overflow car park, most shuffle silently across the road and into an illuminated 800,000sq ft structure that seems to emerge out of the darkness like a visitation in some bad science fiction film.

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