United Kingdom - Non-payment of national living wage taken to Brussels - April 30, 2016

A row over the Grimsby-based Icelandic Seachill, accused of paying for the new ‘national living wage’ by slashing overtime rates, has been taken to the European Commission, as the workforce faces the prospect of dismissal. Officers of trade union Unite handed in a letter to the firm’s Icelandic owners at the Brussels Seafood Expo Global, protesting at the UK bosses changing workers’ contracts without agreement. Unite has highlighted the hard-line stance of the UK management who, the union says, are pressuring the workers to sign new contracts which will see their pay packets significantly reduced.

English: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/grimsby-fish-firms-national-living-wage-row …  

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