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BBC News: Condor Ferries Ukrainian workers protest in Portsmouth

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July 23, 2012, 9:40 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by BBC

The Spinnaker Tower rises above the Portsmouth water front on November 24, 2011. Modelled on the shape of a sale the landmark Spinnaker Tower celebrates Portsmouth's maritime history and was the centrepiece of the redevelopment of the harbour.
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A protest has been held at Portsmouth Ferry Port over claims Condor Ferries pays below minimum wage to its foreign employees.

The RMT union said the Channel Island ferry operator was using legal loopholes to pay Ukranian crew just £2.35 an hour. Condor admitted some of its crew were paid that amount but said they earned four times the average wage in Ukraine.

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