Electricians working on Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium have reportedly not been paid for weeks.
Contractor Tyco are said to be refusing to hand over the money on a technicality after installing fire alarms at the new arena, which is believed to have cost in excess of £1bn to put together.
"We've been grafting, doing 80-hour weeks at Tottenham for months and suddenly we're out of money. This should not be happening," electrician Harvey Kirk told talkSPORT
"It is a £1bn project – probably more by the time it's finished – and I'm having to scratch around and go into my overdraft to pay rent and get fares home for Christmas. I would call it a fairly serious failing: certainly on behalf of Tyco, and perhaps Tottenham if they don't apply enough pressure."
Meanwhile, chairman of IWGB's Electrical Workers Branch, Sam McDouall added: "Tottenham have an outstanding reputation for being morally and ethically fair. So we are very surprised that they are allowing their contractors to act in a morally and ethically poor way."
However, a spokesman for Tottenham has been quoted as saying: "This is a matter between Tyco and its subcontractors."
Another worker Ellise Strickland also told talkSPORT: "I have no money and Christmas is coming. How am I meant to say to my neice and nephew 'Oh, I haven't got you anything this year'. I can't explain it to a four year old."
Tottenham's new stadium was initially expected to open in September, but has since been delayed until 2019.