Trade unionists protest in support of workers at Sports Direct
Trade unionists in Coventry organised a protest on Saturday morning against the employment practices of retailer Sports Direct.
Members of UNITE with other union activists assembled outside the store based at the Central Six shopping area to hand out leaflets and to urge shoppers to sign petitions in support of decent conditions for Sports Direct workers.
The UNITE leaflet highlights that ‘90% of the workforce at Sports Direct’s high street shops are employed on zero-hour contracts. They have no future, and no security whatsoever as they don’t know how many hours they will work from one week to the next, with no sick pay or holiday pay and no guarantee of work’
Hundreds of leaflets were distributed to make people aware of what is taking place. In many ways the situation at Sports Direct is a glimpse of a potentially disastrous future for the majority of the workforce in the UK. This is where the Tories and the employers would like to take us. We need to fight to build and rebuild our trade union movement on militant and socialist lines, to not only campaign against the bosses and their unfair practices but also against this crisis ridden capitalist system.
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