#SportsDirectShame MPs must ban unfair contracts

7 June 2016 - 1:15pm
Press release

Responding to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley’s appearance before the Business, Innovation and Skills select committe, Owen Espley, Senior Economic Justice Campaigner at War on Want, said:

 “As long as the law allows it, employers like Mike Ashley will continue to exploit workers using unfair precarious contracts. Without job security and the right to join a union, workers are unable to challenge abuse, and it becomes entrenched. These precarious contracts are designed to control workers and have no defence. MPs must ban these unfair contracts.”

 

Notes to editors

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War on Want supports Unite Community's  #SportsDirectShame campaign 

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