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Gary Neville blasted as staff at his luxury hotel are paid minimum wage after he slammed government over nurse pay

GARY Neville has been blasted after it was revealed staff at his luxury hotel are on minimum wage.

The football pundit’s Stock Exchange Hotel is recruiting full-time waiters and waitresses for £9.50 an hour and bartenders for £9.50-11.

Gary Neville was slammed for launching into political rant during coverage of the World Cup final
He has previously admitted to being a ‘champagne socialist’

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 be earning £19,600 a year for a 40-hour week. Nurses typically earn around £34,000 on average.

The waiter/waitress ad at his luxury hotel in Manchester 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 demands previous relevant experience and says experience at a luxury five-star hotel would be a distinct advantage to candidates. 

They are also expected to have “exceptional service standards and attention to detail” and to “provide the highest level of service to guests at all times”.

Conservative MP Lee Anderson told the Daily Mail: “It would appear staff within his hotel are working for a lot less than the public sector workers he claims are struggling to make ends meet. 

“This multi-millionaire needs to shut up. 

“When we want to watch the football World Cup, guess what we want to do, we want to watch football and chat about football. 

“So please keep your opinions off the football channels when you’re talking and commentating.”

Last week it emerged that former staff felt “overworked and underappreciated” at a separate hotel.

In a scathing review on job site Indeed, one worker said: “If you love being overworked and underappreciated then you’ve found you calling.

“Typically understaffed and overworked. Training is non existent.

“Always work over my contracted hours and never get overtime pay, I was told to take time in lieu but that’s impossible when they are no staff to cover that.

“Management only interested in turning a profit and don’t really care how they achieve this.

“I wouldn’t recommend working here right now as I know for a fact that most of the key staff are looking to move on due to the conditions.”

Another ex-waitress gave the hotel just two stars as she vented on the employee forum Glassdoor.

She branded the working situation as “unfair” and said there were “no pros from my personal experience.”

“I didn’t feel welcome in the team and management was not treating everybody equally,” she added.

And despite Neville hijacking ITV’s coverage to attack poor working conditions, one former hotel staffer blasted his business as “greedy”.

“Senior management is more concerned about cutting costs rather than generating money, providing a good service and good working conditions,” they added.

Neville’s World Cup rant has since caused hundreds of complaints and Harry Radknapp called it “completely ridiculous”.

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