Sports Direct: Workers Still Exploited

6 September 2017 - 11:45am
Press release

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Responding to Unite the Union’s finding that Sports Direct has failed to keep its commitments to take workers off precarious contracts and offer workers guaranteed hours and permanent employment, Owen Espley, Labour Rights campaigner, War on Want said:

One year after making commitments to reform their act, Sports Direct continues to build its business on the use of exploitative precarious contracts. Whilst workers continue to face the constant threat of instant dismissal, the Government’s review into ‘modern employment practices’ failed to address the massive imbalance of power they create in the workplace.  

“Precarious contracts are both a cause and an effect of discrimination in the workplace. Women and migrant workers are both more likely to be in insecure work and suffer their worst effects: bullying and abuse. The time has come to end precarious contracts.”

Notes to editors:

For more information and interviews contact:  Marienna Pope-Weidemann on +44 7983 550 728

 

ASK YOUR MP TO END PRECARIOUS CONTRACTS

Help ensure the government guarantee basic rights at work for all workers.

Latest news

War on Want at the Latin America Conference 2017

16 November 2017 - 12:30pm

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time:  9.15am - 5pm (War on Want event, 10.45am to 11.45am)

Location: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS. 

Tickets: https://latinamericaconference.wordpress.com (£10 for waged, £8 unwaged)

 

Read more

Watch videos of "Paradises of the Earth" Web Documentary - Tunisia

13 November 2017 - 12:15pm

First Episode - Gabes: Watch now!

This episode follows an international solidarity caravan to the first stop of the trip: the mediterranean oasis of Gabes in southern #Tunisia, where the installation of a chemical phosphate factory on its shores caused an ecocide deeply impacting fishing, agriculture, water resources and people's livelihoods.

Read more

Join the conversation

Find out more about the #TradeBill and why it must be amended - read our new briefing published with… https://t.co/FizCNhUOEx 18 hours 26 min ago
If you have 10 minutes to spare, watch this emblematic video, the 3rd part of the ground-breaking web documentary… https://t.co/t7I6dqDx5V 1 day 14 hours ago
Watch the third episode of the ground-breaking web documentary series “Paradises of the Earth” where an internation… https://t.co/Wwv0HfAso9 1 day 15 hours ago