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30-07-2013

PRESS RELEASE: Target zero-hour contract Sports Direct with protests!

Protest outside zero-hour contract Sports Direct in central London

Protest outside zero-hour contract Sports Direct


Saturday 3rd August
12:30pm
Oxford Street
Oxford Street Plaza, 116-128 Oxford Street, W1D 1LT, London

Saturday 3rd August
1:30pm
Argyle Street
Glasgow


Monday 5th August
12pm
Headrow Shopping Centre
Leeds


Friday 9th August
11am
Sports Direct HQ
Shirebrook, North Derbyshire
Protest down the road at Shirebrook Market Place

We're also campaging  against zero-hour contracts in Plymouth this Saturday (3rd August) from 12pm at Place de Brest (Plaza by Barclays Bank).

Youth Fight for Jobs spokesperson, Ian Pattison said, “Shockingly, but unsurprisingly, it has been exposed that all 20,000 part-time staff (90%) at Sports Direct, owned by billionaire tycoon Mike Ashley, are on zero-hour contracts. Tory ‘No Work & Pensions’ Iain Duncan Smith labels us “scroungers”, but greedy companies like Sports Direct treat their staff with absolute contempt, not knowing from one week to the next, how many hours they will work, if any at all. Sports Direct had the cheek to brag about their ‘generous’ bonus scheme (paid only to full-time executives), before these disgusting revelations came to light.”



“Youth Fight for Jobs has launched the ‘Are you Sick of your Boss?’ initiative, fighting to organise unorganised workers. More and more young (& old) workers are in-and-out of work, with barely enough hours to survive.”



“We will be holding protests outside Sports Direct stores across the country, starting with Sports Direct on Oxford Street this Saturday (3rd August) at 12:30pm. Sports Direct bosses try to squeeze as much profit out of under-paid staff as they possible can. We won’t win proper contracts with guaranteed hours by asking nicely. Around the country, we will be marching straight into Sports Direct stores speaking directly to staff about how they can fight and strike for better rights and conditions, with a new wave of strikes by fast-food workers across the USA this week.”



Protest outside zero-hour contract Sports Direct



Saturday 3rd August
12:30pm
Oxford Street
Oxford Street Plaza, 116-128 Oxford Street, W1D 1LT, London


Saturday 3rd August
1:30pm
Argyle Street
Glasgow


Monday 5th August
12pm
Leeds (Headrow Shopping Centre)


Friday 9th August
11am
Sports Direct HQ
Shirebrook, North Derbyshire
Protest down the road at Shirebrook Market Place

We're also campaging  against zero-hour contracts in Plymouth this Saturday (3rd August) from 12pm at Place de Brest (Plaza by Barclays Bank).

For more info contact Youth Fight for Jobs on 02085587947
email youthfightforjobs@gmail.com



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