Travel News in a nutshell

Travel News in a nutshell


23 Feb. 2024

Spain hits with record €530 million fine is facing a huge $530 million fine in Spain.

The Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) issued a draft decision over competition law violations.


22 Feb. 2024

EasyJet admits ‘error’ in paying some staff below minimum wage

Leisure airline easyJet is among hundreds of UK firms outed for not paying the national minimum wage to employees.

The airline underpaid nearly 4,000 staff.

It was temporary and impacted each employee by just.

Over a five-year period, some cabin crew were paid less than the minimum wage during the first few weeks of training, it said.

The airline said it fixed the issue quickly.

“This was a genuine error which we immediately rectified and issued back payments to all affected crew.”

Overall, it underpaid staff by a total of £338,876.46

The airline was far from being the worst offender.

The Government released a list of over 500 businesses which failed to pay national minimum wage.

Staffline Recruitment Limited of Nottingham underpaid more than £5 million to over 36,000 workers, while Greggs short-changed almost 5,000 workers by £219,000.

The Department for Business and Trade said a total of 172,000 workers were underpaid,

“Employees deserve to get paid properly for the hard work they put in,” said Kevin Hollinrake, minister for enterprise, markets and small business.