2003 Scrooge title awarded

The End Low Pay Campaign's annual Scrooge of the Year Competition received a record number of nominations. There were obvious choices - overpaid MLAs, Shorts Management, the Civil Service. There were employers paying as little as 1 per hour.

But in the end, the award for 2003 went to the Millbrook Lodge Hotel in Ballynahinch, where staff reported wage rates of 2.50 an hour.

Congratulations to this establishment for coming out top - sorry bottom - in the low pay/exploitation charts.

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This article is from the January 2004 edition of Socialist Voice. Back issues are available here.