Argos workers to share £2.4M payout over 'incorrect' wages

An Argos store in London.
An Argos store in London.

Around 37,000 current and former Argos workers are to receive an average of £64 each after "incorrect" payments were discovered.

Sainsbury's, which took over the high street chain six months ago, said the workers had been paid below the national living wage.

This related to the timings of staff briefings before they had clocked on to their shifts, and security searches which could happen after workers had finished a shift.

The payments will be made at the end of this month, at a total cost of £2.4 million.