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Hope for Sports Direct workers?

1st September 2016
News, Mansfield

Hope for Sports Direct workers?

The Chairman of Sports Direct Keith Hellawell has offered to quit following controversy over working conditions at the company’s warehouse in Shirebrook, but it has been turned down by the retailer’s board after they backed him to put things right.

Hugh Murdoch from the Maun Valley Citizens Group said, “It looks like Mike Ashley has realised he has got the end of the road in terms of saying things and not following through on them...we will see if it follows through but I’m really hopeful on the back of this.”

Sonya Ward the Leader of the Labour Group on Mansfield District Council who has often shown support for the company’s workers is also hopeful that they will be finally treated correctly, “There’s been some fantastic progress this week at Sports Direct and I’ve got to commend the work of UNITE the Union told hold Sports Direct to account, but I think it’s very clear now Mike Ashley must recognise that he can’t continue treating his workers in the way that he has.”

The latest development in the Sports Direct saga comes after Mr. Ashley had been showing people around the Shirebrook warehouse this week.

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