Uh-oh: a year after the Guardian exposed terrible conditions at Sports Direct's warehouse, Sports Direct has failed to meet its pledge to offer guaranteed hours and permanent positions to its workers.
Many of them still work on insecure and zero hour contracts, living week-to-week without knowing what their next paycheck will be, or unable to plan time with family and friends.
We can’t let corporations like Sports Direct bully its workers out of their hard-won rights. The corporation promised to change its ways: now it’s time to make good on that promise.
Tell Sports Direct its workers deserve decent working conditions!
Sports Direct, owned by American billionaire Mike Ashley, has a long history of treating its workers badly -- from paying them less than minimum wage, to doling out punishments for workers who commit minor infringements.
Unite the Union assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “This revelation shows it is ‘business as usual’ at Sports Direct and casts doubt on just how sincere it is about cleaning up its act… [the company] has been caught... breaking its promise to offer workers the security of knowing what hours they will work and how much they will earn from week to next.”
The retail giant promised to ensure that all staff were treated with dignity and respect in a report it published last September.
This latest incident shows Sports Direct has failed to make things right, even on its own terms.
More than 100,000 SumOfUs members like you fought against the ‘Uberisation’ of the economy, when Uber’s drivers in London demanded fair pay and conditions. Now, with Sports Direct refusing workers their hard-won rights, we need to come together again.