24-Year-Old Nikki Henderson Become The Youngest Ever Skipper Of A Clipper Round The World Yacht
Student Leader Calls For Wage Clampdown
Firms which refuse to pay minimum wage rates should be named and shamed, a student leader said today.
Toni Pearce, president of the National Union of Students said a clampdown was needed, especially for apprentices.
She told the TUC Congress in Bournemouth that the apprentice minimum of £2.65 an hour was going up by just 3p from next month.
"The Government's own evidence last year showed a fifth of apprentices were paid below even that pathetic wage.
"A third of those doing apprenticeships in construction, and almost half of those in hairdressing were paid less than the legal minimum.
"We need more naming and shaming.''
The NUS unveiled a new campaigning partnership with the TUC.
18-Year-Old Found Injured In Old Christchurch Road On Friday Morning.
A bomb disposal team was called to Gillam Road in Kinson after household items were set alight outside.
Tens of thousands of people lined the harbour to welcome HMS Queen Elizabeth to her home port for the first time.
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