#SportsDirectShame MPs must ban unfair contracts

7 June 2016 - 1:15pm
Press release

Responding to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley’s appearance before the Business, Innovation and Skills select committe, Owen Espley, Senior Economic Justice Campaigner at War on Want, said:

 “As long as the law allows it, employers like Mike Ashley will continue to exploit workers using unfair precarious contracts. Without job security and the right to join a union, workers are unable to challenge abuse, and it becomes entrenched. These precarious contracts are designed to control workers and have no defence. MPs must ban these unfair contracts.”

 

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