It's time for Sports Direct to stand with migrant workers

7 September 2016 - 2:15pm
Press release

Responding to statements made at the Sports Direct AGM today, War on Want’s senior labour rights campaigner, Owen Espley, said:

"The AGM gave little reassurance to the migrant workers at Sports Direct. Whilst small steps have been promised for retail staff to have guaranteed hours, the majority-migrant warehouse staff have only been offered a ridiculously slow move to permanent contracts. It would take 28 years before they are on permanent contracts.

"It's time for Sports Direct to stand with migrant workers and end precarious contracts."

 

Notes to editors

For more information and to arrange interviews contact Ross Hemingway 07983 550 728

Guardian: Sports Direct to ditch zero-hours contracts

Guardian: Sports Direct braces for investor revolt against management at AGM

War on Want supporters  took action across the country on Saturday 3 September to protest sports direct treatment of workers.  Photos are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/waronwant/albums/72157672250559002

War on Want is demanding MPs bring in changes to the law to ends the use of zero hours contracts and other abusive practices http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1819&ea.campaign.id=54112

War on Want is supporting Unite the Union’s #SportsDirectShame campaign

 

 

 

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