It is four years since the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and some of the people who contributed to its resounding success still have not been paid.
At least 11 stewards and security guards, including one person who received an award on account of his hard work, are owed up to £1,800 each, reports the BBC.
Their employer, Rukhsana Kauser, has been accused by one employee of ‘running away with the money’ but she denies that she directly recruited anyone.
Mohammad Anwar, the recipient of the award for hard work, was supposed to receive £6 to £8 for his 12-hour shifts, but he has yet to receive the £1,800 owed to him by Ms Kauser’s company, Britannia Security Service Ltd.
Jatinder Ghuman, 30, said he received neither the money owed to him nor a promised bonus for two weeks straight of work.
‘The amount of money I was looking to get is around £1,500, for the work I did,’ he told the BBC.
‘We were doing 12 to 13 hour shifts and we were told that if we did five days in a trot – without breaking it…. We will actually get a £250 bonus as well. We didn’t even get that.’
Britannia Security Service Ltd, which has been dissolved, was sub-contracted by AP Security. AP Security said it gave Britannia all the funds it needed to pay employees in full.
The employees, who say they have tried and failed to make contact with Ms Kauser through text and email among other means, are now taking legal action.