The current national living wage demands employers pay at least £7.20 staff aged 25 and over [Image: Nick Ansell/PA].

The companies named in the report either denied knowledge that they were subcontracting to the offenders, or said they had stopped working with them, or claimed to have started an internal investigation.

What do you think?

It seems to This Writer that these firms are bending over backward to avoid the appearance of having broken the law by employing subcontractors who also broke the law. Isn’t that unethical?

Who tells these firms the difference between right and wrong?

Textile firms making products for fashion retailers such as River Island, New Look, Boohoo and Missguided are paying their UK workers between £3 and £3.50 an hour, Channel 4’s Dispatches [alleged].

The national living wage, the legal minimum, currently stands at £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over.

Source: Textile firms paying UK workers £3 per hour, investigation finds | Society | The Guardian

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