Headlining news last month saw huge companies in the uk unjustly underpaying their staff by not adhering to uk minimum wage law. The likes of these companies include Dominoes, Subway and Card Factory amongst many other big chains collectively underpaying 22,400 uk workers and agency worker’s a total of £1.44 million!
Agencies underpaying staff
Amongst the big companies underpaying staff was a sum of recruitment agencies also not adhering to the uk minimum wage, some local to Manchester. These recruitment companies will now be fined for their malpractice and forced to pay back the agency workers what they are rightly owed.
This is an ongoing issue especially for agencies, as there have been complaints filled previously that recruitment agencies have been denying their agency employees the right to receive holiday pay or proper break periods.
As an industrial and driver agency, DBR Group recognises that we have a duty of care to the staff we employ. Which is why we are proud members of the GLAA to ensure the temporary staff working for us are treated with care.
The GLAA are an organisation founded to protect temporary workers from exploitation. Built to monitor that recruitment agencies in the uk are allowing their staff fair break times, holiday pay and a safe working environment.
So what should you be paid in 2018?
Currently the uk minimum wage per hour is £7.83 for those over 25, £7.38 for those between 21 and 24, £5.90 for workers aged 18-20, and £4.20 for those younger than that.
If you’re an agency worker at DBR Group or another agency and you have any questions about your employment then please visit our contact page where one of our team will be happy to help.