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Hull MP names firm in Hull over poverty pay

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today named a firm, with a factory in Hull, over the alleged use of migrant labour to undercut pay for local workers.

Speaking in Business, Innovation and Skills Questions in the House of Commons, Diana Johnson MP asked Ministers: “The Sunday Mirror reported that Greencore, who have a factory in Hull, are recruiting 300 Hungarians to undercut local job-seekers and are also at this time resisting a 6 pence an hour pay increase.

“It’s part of a growing trend of low-paid work that removes people from the official jobless figures - but not from poverty.

“So, with 300,000 estimated workers earning under the legal National Minimum Wage, how can Ministers really claim to be serious about promoting the Living Wage when they fail to enforce the Minimum Wage properly?”

The exchange took place in the Commons at 9.55am today (Thursday 20 November).

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