Issue - 1833
Dated - 11 Jan 2003
Balloting over a crap situation

MEAN BOSSES at a meat factory in Kirkconnell, Dumfriesshire, are docking their workers £1,000 a week for the time they spend in the toilet. Around 200 staff at the Brown Brothers' factory have been issued with smart cards which deduct their pay for the time they're away from the factory floor. "We have to go through a turnstile to the toilet," said one angry worker.

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