Sports Direct in zero-hour contract scandal
Sports Direct has been criticised for its use of zero-hours contracts for 20,000 part-time employees.
Politicians, Unions, campaigners and charities have all called on the UK's biggest sports retailer to change its policy on using the controversial contracts for 90% of its workforce.
The contracts do not give workers set hours or shifts, and give them no holiday or sick leave while employees must be ready to work whenever they are asked.
Annmarie Kilcline, a regional secretary at Unite, the only recognised union at Sports Direct, told the Guardian Newspaper she had written to the companies owner Mike Ashley demanding a meeting.
She said: "We hope Mike Ashley will sit down with Unite to discuss how the treatment of workers at Sports Direct can be improved, after they have made the business such a success."
Thousands of campaigners at pressure group 38 Degrees have written to Sports Direct calling on it to offer fixed-hours contracts to workers. Shoppers have taken to Twitter demanding a boycott.
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