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

 

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