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

Commenting on the government announcement today (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

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