Frasers Group accused of paying warehouse staff below minimum wage

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has again been accused of paying warehouse workers below minimum wage for the second time in five years.

Staff working at warehouses supplying the group, including Sports Direct, Flannels, Jack Wills and USC, are reportedly not being paid for half-hour breaks and are not able to leave the premises during breaks, according to an investigation by The Guardian.

The newspaper sent a reporter to one of Frasers’ warehouses over two weeks in late June and early July. With unpaid breaks, warehouse staff are effectively being paid £8.20 an hour – compared to the legal minimum of £8.72.

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