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TUC welcomes government’s naming and shaming of minimum wage dodgers

Commenting on the government announcement last week (Friday) which named and shamed five employers for not paying the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“It’s good to see the government naming and shaming these minimum wage dodgers. This should provide a strong disincentive to other rogue companies contemplating breaking the law.

“However, all of those named so far have been small businesses who’ve underpaid a couple of members of staff. There are companies out there who are cheating hundreds of staff out of a legal minimum wage. These are the biggest offenders and their pay crimes must be made public too.

“This is a welcome start towards a more transparent enforcement of the legal minimum wage and we urge ministers to expose many more dishonest employers in the coming months.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

- The TUC is organising Fair Pay Fortnight from Monday 24 March to Sunday 6 April. It will be a series of events across England and Wales to raise awareness about falling living standards. www.fairpayfortnight.org

- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

- Follow the TUC on Twitter: @tucnews

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Media enquiries:
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Rob Holdsworth    T: 020 7467 1372    M: 07717 531150     E: rholdsworth@tuc.org.uk

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