Appalling working conditions at JD Sports 'typical of precarious contracts'

16 December 2016 - 11:45am
Press release

Responding to Channel 4's undercover investigation at JD Sports' Kingsway distribution centre near Rochdale, War on Want’s labour rights campaigner Owen Espley, said:

"Reports of appalling working conditions at JD Sports' warehouse are shocking yet unsurprising.  As we have seen before with retailers such as Sports Direct and Asos, this kind of exploitation is typical of precarious contracts where bosses hold all the cards and workers are too afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.

"When companies like JD Sports ignore workers’ rights, a race to the bottom is inevitable with women and migrant workers always the hardest hit. Only through the protection of a trade union can all workers fightback and end the exploitation of precarious contracts."

 

Notes to editors

For more information and interviews contact Ross Hemingway on 07983 550 728

Channel 4: ‘Prison’ conditions at JD Sports: undercover investigation

Guardian: JD Sports to investigate conditions at warehouse after 'prison' claim

 

Latest news

Theresa May’s promise to protect workers’ rights rings hollow for migrant workers

20 January 2017 - 10:00am

Theresa May’s set piece speech on Brexit this week repeated several insidious migration myths. Protecting workers’ rights means standing with migrant workers – something the prime minister is failing to understand.

 

Read more

Neoliberalism v Democracy - Waking Up to Reality

17 January 2017 - 12:30pm
  • EVENT DATE: 10am-4:30pm Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2017
  • LOCATION: The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP

This congress event invites participants to come together to address the reality that a functioning democratic system
cannot exist with the neoliberal paradigm.

Read more

Join the conversation

Victory for workers as Harrods backs down over service charge @UVWunion #StandWithMigrantWorkers https://t.co/CILjnw0s4d 1 day 12 hours ago
We're feeling inspired by the message s of hope being spread by #BridgesNotWalls - check them out!… https://t.co/QK6Ujtl8M4 1 day 14 hours ago
Donald Trump's trade agenda will target the #NHS and trigger a #financialcrisis https://t.co/NUkSat4wyQhttps://t.co/OVQ0ogbqlg 1 day 14 hours ago