RBS Contractors' High Pay Rates Exposed In Email Leak

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT) -- Recruitment firm Hays PLC confirmed Wednesday that it had inadvertently leaked the pay rates of about 3,000 temporary workers and contractors for Royal Bank of Scotland NV, revealing that some earned as much as £2,000 ($3,275) daily.

The information leak has provoked outrage at a time when RBS, 83 percent owned by the British government, continues to slash thousands of jobs. The pay rates were sent to about 800 full-time workers at the bank.

"It is wholly inappropriate that RBS, backed by taxpayers, appears to be...
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