For those who don't know, my employment is of the half-arsed nature due to my hatred of full time work. Recently (for the second time) the newsagent in which I casionally lurk has changed hands. The new owners, not to put too fine a point on it, seem to be taking the piss.
Since they have come on the scene I have been subject to mysteriously expanding hours - on Monday a 10:00 to 5:00 at the latest shift becoming 10:00 to 20:30 with no breaks - calls to come in for the morning after 23:00, and payment of 30p per hour under minimum wage on a cash in hand basis. Now, as a more than commonly expectedly together chap with an inherent governmental distrust, at the age of 18 I contracted out of the state pension so as to have a portion of my taxes payed to a private pension instead of relying on a state pension which is unlikely to really exist by the time I could claim it. As a result I like to keep at least a smidgen of National Insurance being paid in the hopes of a few groats in my senescence. Obviously this is not gong to be happening as things stand. Due to my curmudgeonly nature and my few morals being very firmly set this is not acceptable to me, and I have come to the decision that I will simply walk out, particularly because they chose to insult my intelligence by lying to me about how sly payments would cost them more than paying me a legitimate wage with the concommittant NI and income tax payments would, and that I'm lucky to be getting £4.75 an hour when I should actually get an absolute minimum of £5.05 by law.
My question is how best I should go about making sure I get paid the money currently owed to me and, more importantly, how to absolutely crucify them for stealing from me, impoverishing me in my old age, endangering my health with illegal working hours, and generally pissing me right off. Obviously I shall be calling in every legal weapon in my armoury, but any suggestions would be most helpful.