TOTTENHAM stadium workers have reportedly not been paid in the run-up to Christmas.
TalkSport claims a group of electricians have not received any money in weeks, leaving them short for the festive period.
Getty4 Some workers on Spurs' new stadium claim they have not been paid
They say a contractor called Tyco is refusing to hand over the dough on a technicality after installing fire alarms at the new £850million arena, which will operate a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket lottery for the first test event.
Electrician Harvey Kirk said: “We’ve been grafting, doing 80-hour weeks at Tottenham for months and suddenly we’re out of money. This should not be happening.”
Ellise Strickland, owed £3500, added: “I have no money and Christmas is coming. How am I meant to say to my niece and nephew, ‘Oh I haven’t got you anything this year’. I can’t explain it to a four-year-old.
“It’s frustrating. Everyone passes the buck to the next person, and no-one wants to pay.
Splash News4 A group of electricians say a contractor is holding back wages
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Chairman for the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, Sam McDouall, added: “Tottenham have an outstanding reputation for being morally and ethically fair.
“So we are very surprised that they are allowing their contractors to act in a morally and ethically poor way.”
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A spokesman for Tottenham responded: “This is a matter between Tyco and its subcontractors.”
Tyco added: “Tyco is not refusing to pay workers. The agency with which Tyco is engaged is responsible for making payments to its workers directly.”