Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sports Direct 'broke promise' to offer store staff guaranteed hours rather than zero-hours contracts



Unite, the union, has accused Sports Direct of breaking promises to offer store staff guaranteed hours rather than zero-hours contracts.

 
At its shareholders' meeting last year, the retailer said it would offer staff who requested it a certain number of hours a week.


But 12 months later Unite said Sports Direct was still advertising for staff without a minimum number of hours.


Sports Direct has been approached for a comment.


Unite said the job adverts prove that the retailer is still using zero-hours contracts and not offering guaranteed hours, clearly stating: "This role has no guaranteed hours of work, hours of work can therefore vary from week to week and, as a result, there may be weeks when no hours of work are offered."
Sports Direct holds its annual shareholders' meeting at its Shirebrook headquarters in Derbyshire on Wednesday.




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