STAFF at XPO Logistics say they have received the wrong pay or, in some cases, not been paid at all in the past two months.

The distribution centre in Penzance Drive, which provides services to Iceland frozen foods, has 500 staff. They have been told the payment system is ‘having problems’ but that everyone has received the money they are owed.

However, one worker, who wished to remain anonymous, showed the Adver a payslip for July which showed gross earnings at less than £20, with deductions totalling over £1,000 and net pay of £0 – even though the person worked 56 hours.

The employee, one of three who spoke to us, said the error had not yet been rectified.

They said: “It’s a disgrace. We all work extremely hard and do our bit to make sure the company is delivering for distributors, but they are not giving us that same principle.

“The trust between management and staff is now non-existent.

“There wasn’t even a warning given to prepare workers for this. Some of my colleagues have even ended up in bank arrears because bills have been taken out, putting them over their balance.

The worker added that there are now concerns that jobs may be under threat. They said: “There are genuine fears about people being made redundant.”

An email from XPO Logistics’ HR manager in late July – a day before workers were due to be paid – said: “Disappointingly, we have been made aware that there has been some issues arising from the payroll adjustments made this month which have had varying impact on both colleagues at Swindon DC (distribution centre) and across the wider network.”

It told staff: “If you are affected by this issue in your July salary payment you will see 2 x payments credited to your bank account which as a whole will represent your true total salary for July. Please be assured that all payments will be made by close of play on the 25th.”

A spokesperson for XPO Logistics later told the Adver said: “We experienced a technical issue with a payroll vendor, but the issues were corrected within the pay period.”

But the anonymous member of staff said yesterday they were still hundreds of pounds short of their expected July salary.

It appears that payroll issues have dogged some of the company’s other sites.

A posting on the trade union Unite’s website said the Warrington distribution centre had also suffered.

“XPO Logistics has also recently introduced a new payroll system which has resulted in workers being paid on a weekly basis.”