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Unite critical of exploitation by clubs

icon moneysave21 August ~ The Unite union has spoken out against football clubs not paying their matchday staff minimum wage. While players, managers and agents make tens of thousands of pounds a week from clubs, many workers such as mascots, physio interns and ballboy supervisors may not get paid the £6.19 an hour minimum wage. Unite have welcomed a move by HM Revenue & Customs to crack down on this exploitation but called for clubs to use their riches and pay a "living" wage of £7.45 an hour (£8.55 in London).

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