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Pay disgrace


I am not sure if it was intentional to place the article on worker exploitation in the United Arab Emirates opposite the article on civil engineers earning up to £75,000 a year, but the contrast between just over £2 a day and £288 a day could not have been more stark (NCE 18 January).

The remittances of these workers are the lifelines for thousands of families in poor countries and it is sad that the construction companies still regard their prots as more important than paying a decent wage.

Perhaps the names of these companies should be published so that their shareholders could take action.

Martin Mansell, mamansell@hotmail. com

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