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Textile workers ‘denied tens of millions in unpaid wages’

Textile workers ‘denied tens of millions in unpaid wages’

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The retail industry has accused the government of failing to act on the exploitation of UK garment workers.In a second letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said there has been no "significant action... to bring this injustice to an end".The BRC, which signed the letter with MPs, estimates workers have lost £27m in unpaid earnings since July.The Home Office said it was working to stamp out exploitation and abuse.In July, companies including Marks & Spencer, Next and Asos - along with investors, MPs and human rights groups - called on the government to implement a scheme to ensure textile workers were paid a legal minimum wage.The group's letter to Ms Patel said: "We are writing as a broad coalition of parliamentaria...

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for COVID-19, West Ham players defer wages, Tottenham supports urge club to save reputation

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus but remains asymptomatic West Ham players to defer part of their wages to help club fight crisis Tottenham supporters urge club to […] talkSPORT

Sports news LIVE: Premier League stars set up fund to raise money for NHS, clubs could receive prize money now, Southampton players agree to defer wages

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Southampton become first Premier League club to reach agreement with players over wage deferrals Premier League stars confirm launch of fund to raise money for NHS Sadio Mane EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool superstar would […] talkSPORT
Danny Rose says no problem with Premier League players giving up wages

Danny Rose says no problem with Premier League players giving up wages

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Premier League players' "backs are against the wall" over discussions about wage cuts, says Danny Rose.Top-flight clubs have agreed to propose a 30% cut to ease the financial burden of the coronavirus crisis.There had been criticism for the slow response from football, while some clubs - including Newcastle - have placed staff on temporary leave. "We're all keen to make something happen," Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle, told BBC Radio 5 Live."I can only speak for myself but I would have no problems whatsoever contributing any of my wages to people who are fighting this on the front line and to people who have been affected by what's happening at the minute."What are Premier League and Engl...
Coronavirus: Wages, sick pay and time off explained

Coronavirus: Wages, sick pay and time off explained

Business
Most of the wages of employees who are not working and otherwise would have lost their jobs, are being covered by the government.The Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the "unprecedented" package of measures would see companies receive grants to pay their workers 80% of their salaries - up to a limit of £2,500 a month.Employers have been urged not to cut jobs. Benefits payments are also to be increased. The intervention comes after people were told to work from home if they can, as part of stringent measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.With schools shutting, parents are having to work more flexibly, and self-isolation puts more pressure on businesses who have staff coming in.Sick pay rules have been amended, and the self-employed will see their tax liabi...