Tottenham stadium workers on 80-hour weeks haven’t been paid in run-up to Christmas

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.

Tottenham stadium workers on 80-hour weeks haven’t been paid in run-up to ChristmasGetty4 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.

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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.”

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