Sep 5, 2017

Sports Direct 'broke promise' to axe zero-hours contracts

Unite, the union, has accused Sports Direct of breaking promises to offer store staff guaranteed hours rather than zero-hours contracts. 12 months later Unite said Sports Direct was still advertising for staff without a minimum number of hours. Sports Direct holds its annual shareholders' meeting at its Shirebrook headquarters in Derbyshire on Wednesday. Unite 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." In recent months, Sports Direct has bought 26% stake in Game Digital, increased its stake in Debenhams, acquired lingerie firm Agent Provocateur and snapped up the US sports clothing and outdoor equipment chains Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports.

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