GARY Neville has been slammed after it was revealed staff at his luxury hotel are being paid minimum wage.
The football pundit’s Stock Exchange Hotel recruits full-time waiters and waitresses from £9.50 an hour and bartenders from £9.50 to £11.
It comes after Neville, 47, used ITV’s World Cup broadcast on Sunday to accuse the government of paying nurses “an absolute pittance”.
The minimum-wage waiters and waitresses at his restaurant would make £19,600 a year for a 40-hour week. Nurses typically earn around £34,000 on average.
The waiter/waitress advertisement at his luxury Manchester hotel reads: “We are looking for talented waiters who have a passion for delivering an exceptional guest experience and a desire to learn and grow within our team.”
It requires relevant prior knowledge and states that experience in a luxury five star hotel would be an advantage for candidates.
They are also expected to have “exceptional standards of service and attention to detail” and “provide guests with the highest level of service at all times.”
Conservative MP Lee Anderson told the Daily Mail: “It appears that staff at his hotel work for a lot less than public sector workers, who he claims are struggling to make ends meet.
“This multimillionaire needs to shut up.
“If we want to watch the World Cup, guess what we want to do, we want to watch football and talk about football.
“So please keep your opinions off the football channels when speaking and commenting.”
It emerged last week that former employees at another hotel felt “overwhelmed and underappreciated.”
In a scathing review on job site Indeed, one worker said: “If you love being overworked and underappreciated, then you’ve found yourself calling.
“Usually understaffed and overworked. Training courses are not available.
“Always work beyond my contracted hours and never get paid for overtime. I was told to take my time instead, but that’s impossible if they don’t have staff to cover that.
“Management is only interested in making a profit and they don’t care how they do it.
“I would not recommend working here at the moment as I know for sure most key workers will want to move on due to the conditions.”
Another ex-waitress gave the hotel just two stars when she vented on the Glassdoor employee forum.
She branded the work situation “unfair” and said there were “no benefits from my personal experience”.
“I didn’t feel welcome in the team and management didn’t treat everyone equally,” she added.
And despite Neville hijacking ITV’s coverage to attack poor working conditions, a former hotel worker has branded his business “greedy”.
“Executives are more concerned with cutting costs than making money, providing good service and working conditions,” they added.
Neville’s World Cup rant has since caused hundreds of complaints, with Harry Radknapp calling it “utterly ridiculous”.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6963505/gary-neville-hotel-staff-pay/ Gary Neville was blown up as staff at his luxury hotel were paid minimum wage after he criticized the government over how nurses are paid