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Siôn urges Sir Philip Green to pay living wage

Extract from the Express & Star...

Workers at Spectrum for Arcadia, a division of the DHL Logistics Supply Chain, in Solihull walked out on Friday and Sunday after their claims for a real living wage were turned down.

Staff at the depot handle online deliveries for the shamed peer’s Arcadia empire, including Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Burton Menswear.

Mr Simon said: “People on the lowest incomes – working hard for their families – are all-too-often the most vulnerable when it comes to their employment rights at work.

“To me it’s very clear cut, the likes of Philip Green should be doing the right thing and paying staff a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

"Taking industrial action is never a decision that working people take lightly, after all, it cost them their day’s wage.

"And it is that day’s wage that has driven employees of at Spectrum for Arcadia to stand up and take a stand.”

Deliveries from the chains could be affected by industrial action instigated by members of the GMB union.

The dispute is said to be over pay after protracted negotiations with the company broke down. The GMB website claims members have been left ‘dejected and feeling undervalued’ after their pay claim was thrown out by the company.

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