3 August 2013
Around 40 protestors from Unite the Resistance, Youth Fight for Jobs, Unite and UCU protested outside (and inside) the Sports Direct store on Oxford Street. a dozen protestors leafletted and petitioned in Birmingham. Other protests were held in Cambridge and Glasgow.
They were protesting following the exposure of Sports Direct employment practises which mean 20,000 staff are on Zero Hours contracts. This makes it impossible for these workers to plan their lives, and allows Sports Direct to stop employing them at will.
More protests are planned for Sports Direct in the coming days unless they are prepared to give their workers real rights.
Amazon has also been exposed by Channel 4 for their Zero Hours employment practises.
Unite the Union have now started a survey to identify the extent of Zero Hours contracts.
A unionisation drive across these employers would put paid to this mistreatment of workers.