#SportsDirectShame - Stand With Migrant Workers

War on Want is supporting Unite the Union’s Sports Direct Shame Campaign.

Sports Direct has become emblematic of the rise of precarious contracts where workers have no security. This means they live in fear of being sacked and feel unable to challenge appalling behaviour. 

At Sports Direct Shirebrook (Derbyshire) warehouse workers suffer:

  • Being named and shamed over a loudspeaker system.
  • Body searches after every shift. 
  • A '6 strikes and you’re out' policy. You can get strikes for:
    • Chatting too much
    • Spending too much time in the toilet
    • Being sick and unable to attend work
    • Being sick and need to leave work early 

When workers fear being sacked, they are unable to challenge bullying behaviour. Women and migrant workers suffer the worst of it, with new workers referred to as “fresh meat”. Teachers nearby say parents send their children to school sick as they are afraid to take a day off work to look after them.

Shops: Sports Direct is a business built upon precarious contracts. Over three quarters of their shop staff are on zero-hour contracts. They are not using precarious contracts to manage changes in workload management, but because these contracts give them the power to exploit workers. 

Poor conditions are rife throughout Sports Direct

Please

1) email your MP today to demand they act to End Precarious Contracts and Stand with Migrant Workers. 

2) Order your tags and oin the great SportsDirectShame high street re-brand

3) Follow the campaign on Twitter, using the hashtag #SportsDirectShame 

Stand With Migrant Workers

Please stand with migrant workers: write to your MP to demand they end precarious contracts.

Latest news

El Salvador mining ban a victory for democracy over corporate greed

30 March 2017 - 11:45am

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to pass a nationwide ban on metal mining. This is a historic moment for El Salvador and for a social movement which has long demanded that the needs of the people and environment of El Salvador supersede mining industry profits.

Read more

Brexit begins: What will it mean for Economic Justice?

30 March 2017 - 11:30am

Article 50 has been triggered and the countdown to Brexit has begun. Formal negotiations on how the UK will leave the European Union will now start. The implications are wide-ranging, and there are many unknowns, not least in terms of how far the UK’s future economy will serve economic justice. War on Want's Owen Espley reflects on the key issues at the heart of the UK’s future.

Read more

Join the conversation

El Salvador bans metal mining nationwide due to concerns over damaging environmental impact #waterjusticehttps://t.co/A7IKb3sx2O 1 hour 57 min ago
On Yom el Ard (Land Day), Palestinian students & allies in the UK assert their right to protest. #DontPunishProtesthttps://t.co/bfgKqLJsWA 12 hours 51 min ago
Support the rights of students to campaign for justice and protest human rights abuse! #DontPunishProtest #BDShttps://t.co/BFv6ne1XbE 17 hours 51 min ago