Workers’ party? Hammond defends contractor over sacking of cleaners who asked for pay raise

‘Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has defended a cleaning company over its treatment of staff who face disciplinary action after asking the minister for a pay rise.

Hammond claimed in the House of Commons that he had received assurances from private contractor Interserve that workers were not punished or made redundant as a result of their complaint.’

The minister refused to comment on whether his department would increase wages for cleaners, who are currently paid slightly over the national minimum wage.’

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