We participate for the second time this year in a national Day of Action against Sports Direct’s inexcusable treatment of their staff.
- Three quarters of shop staff are on low-paid, zero-hours contracts.
- Warehouse workers are named and shamed by tannoy for ‘not working hard enough’, and can be punished for taking sick leave or taking too long in the loo.
- Ambulances have been called to the company’s Shirebrook warehouse 76 times in two years, often to deal with life-threatening illnesses.
- Staff have to wait up to 45 minutes unpaid to be searched after shifts.
We will continue our actions next year until their staff see improvements to their pay and treatment.