FIRM DOES THE DIRTY.
Byline: KEVIN MAGUIRE
BANDIT capitalism is a description that could've been coined for multibillion private contractor ISS as it grabs hard-earned cash from low-paid cleaners and security guards.
How little grafters are valued by the giant company may be gauged from plans to withhold a week's wages when the outsourcer switches next month to a new pay circle.
What's good for a company with an ISS Mediclean subsidiary reporting a PS61m gross profit last December is bad for workers told they won't see the income until they leave and loans to cover any shortfall must be repaid within eight weeks.
Breadline employees on or just above the minimum wage don't have two pennies to scrape together so my solidarity is with shortchanged workers - from Merseyside's Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals to Goldman Sachs and Barclays Bank at London's Canary Wharf. The Unite, GMB and Unison trade unions are on the side of the angels when robber barons mug workforces.