Apr 26, 2017

Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration

Last year, a Commons committee raised concerns over working conditions at Sports Direct's main Shirebrook warehouse. "Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said the"current uncertainty" over Transline's future was "yet more evidence of the need for Sports Direct to wean itself off its over-reliance on temporary agency workers at its Shirebrook warehouse. "Sports Direct must urgently move to put agency workers onto permanent contracts to bring security to the workforce and certainty to the business," he said. "Transline must not be allowed to dodge its responsibilities or the back pay it owes for non-payment of the minimum wage at Sports Direct." Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley recently sanctioned the appointment of a workers' representative to the firm's board in an attempt to improve the company's image.

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