Following pressure from activist groups and Stewart McDonald MP, the Bubble Tea company, Mooboo, have agreed to change their training policy to pay minimum wage.
Commenting, Stewart McDonald said:
"It is to be welcomed that Mooboo have recognised the need for a change in their training practices and that they have committed to paying people in accordance with the law. I pay tribute to those activists at groups like Better Than Zero and 38 Degrees who have helped bring this issue to the fore. People deserve dignity in work and it's a shame it has taken a public campaign to get Mooboo bosses to recognise that.
"However, there are still outstanding questions over what exactly Mooboo have been up to up until this point and I am not giving up until I get answers.
"I have asked Jane Ellison MP, the Treasury Minister with responsibility for HMRC, to look in to this case. I hope she will still do so and determine if Mooboo has been in breach of the National Minimum Wage definition. If they have been then that cannot go unpunished."