PSG slammed for under-paying employees (we’re not talking about Ibrahimovic).
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Ligue 1 leaders PSG have been slammed by a French pressure group for offering a public relations intern just €436 (£350) a month, reports France24.
The mega-rich Parisisens are bankrolled by a Qatari billionaire and have splashed out over £180m in transfer fees since 2011, including the £40m double signing of AC Milan duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva this summer.
The club have been criticised by a number of French politicians for reportedly paying the Swede in excess of £11m per year – which works out at around 2675 time the intern, whose job it will be to promote Ibra at the club.
Although low-paid internships are common in France, even at multi-national companies, the stark contrast between PSG’s investment in players and their interns has angered some.
“It’s pathetic to see a club, which is able to pay players more than one million euros per month, is not even prepared to offer the minimum wage for interns”, said Manuel Domergue, from Save the Rich, an ironically named activist group which regularly stages stunts to protest against excessive wealth and poverty.
France’s minimum wage is set around €1,425 (£1,100) a month, or €9.40 (£7.50) per hour.
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