Carillion owed £1.3billion when it went bust. Its pension scheme is missing £590million. Richard Howson, former chief executive, was paid £1.5m in 2016.
Now their former staff are being charged a fee to receive the wages they are owed.
“We were effectively Carillion employees without the rights of someone employed by Carillion.
We wore Carillion clothes, did the same work – everything was the same apart from our pay packets and our workers’ rights.
Crest took £17 off you to process your wages and sometimes it could be £25 depending on how much you earn.
When we had a meeting with Crest, they told us they were responsible for paying 10,000 workers. So imagine how much they are coining in charging guys a minimum of £17 every week.
Carillion dodged paying the national insurance they would have to pay if they employed me direct.
It’s a scam and pretty galling that they were effectively shafting the taxpayer while being paid fortunes to do public sector contracts.”