News : Call Centre Staff’s Owed Wages Fury
Chorley, UK, Sept 1, 2015 -- Angry laid-off call centre workers claim they are owed thousands of pounds in wages by the company that released them.
Around 25 employees are thought to have lost their jobs at 3d Group in Buckshaw Village in the last two weeks.
The affected staff - mostly young people in their 20s - say the company is refusing to pay out.
And they have been denied entry to the firm’s premises where security guards have been posted on the front door.
The company blamed a "recent downturn" in its business and said it believed the lay offs would only be "temporary".
The workers fear they are unable to pay their mortgages, rents and loans for costly items such as cars, as a result of the unpaid cash.
Amelia Seed, 20, of Astley Village, who worked in the pension performance group, said she started at the firm a month ago and only worked for a fortnight when she was laid off.
"I’ve not been given any money whatsoever," she said. "They owe me about £700. There are people that are owed more than a grand. They hired two lads on the Thursday and got rid of them the following day.
"They got rid of ten the day I left."
She added: "When I had my interview they told me they were expanding. Then two weeks later they said they’d lost a big contract."
When she turned up at the company on Friday to speak to management about the situation she was not allowed into the building.
She said she was handed a telephone number for a "government fund" to seek recompense by a member of staff.
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Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015