A report from the Economist reveals that the UK’s biggest tech company is paying its workers less than the minimum wage, while some companies are paying their employees far less than that.
It’s an alarming statistic, given the huge amount of work that goes into building the internet, and Google’s success in growing the company’s user base has seen it become the UKs biggest tech employer, according to the report.
However, the company has been accused of paying workers below minimum wage in the past.
The report, which looks at the pay of UK tech workers in the last 12 months, reveals that Google pays its employees less than minimum wage.
Some companies have reportedly paid their employees less While Google does not provide exact figures on its pay practices, it is likely that it does pay some employees below minimum pay.
For instance, in June last year, it was revealed that a former employee of Google’s UK-based headquarters in Cambridge, Cambridge-based Google X, paid her employees £6.50 an hour, or £7.50 per hour in 2017.
In February this year, former Google employees at its London headquarters, who had been working at the company for four years, were paid £8.90 an hour or £10.60 per hour.
Last year, a former Google engineer at its offices in Silicon Valley was paid £11.30 an hour.