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26May94 UK: OUTRAGE OVER 5PC PAY DOCK - FM CONWAY.

A London streetworks contractor has enraged its self-employed workforce by docking 5 per cent from wages to cover theft and damage to plant.As a result many workers have seen their take-home pay shrink by around £50 a month.Union officials branded as illegal the decision by north London-based F M Conway to deduct the money, claiming it breaches the 1986 Wages Act.But a spokesman for the company claimed those affected by the 'retention system' were bona fide subcontractors.He said: ...

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