Confidential support line launched by Unite for zero hours workers following ‘The secrets of Sports Direct’

Britain’s largest union, Unite, has launched a confidential advice and support line as part of a campaign to confront abusive ‘Victorian’ work practices at Sports Direct.

The move follows Channel 4’s recent Dispatches programme: ‘The secrets of Sports Direct’, which exposed a zero hours contract workforce in constant fear of losing their jobs.

According to the programme, workers face a ‘six strikes and you’re out’ disciplinary procedure. Workers can get strikes for long toilet breaks, excessive chatting and even having time off for sickness.

Sport Direct’s shameful business model has no place on the high streets of 21st century Britain.

The confidential Unite hotline allows workers to get advice and support on workplace abuses at Sports Direct. For help workers need to call 0333 323 1441.

JOHN SMITHEE

Member, Unite the Union

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