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  • Ashley shrugs: I’m no employment expert


    MPs scrutinised shoddy work practices at retailer Sports Direct yesterday and grilled the owner who admitted workers on zero-hours contracts were paid below the minimum wage.

    Billionaire boss Mike Ashley admitted it was “unfair” the firm docked 15 minutes of workers’...

    Wednesday 8th Jun 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Never trust the bosses


    MIKE ASHLEY’S changed his tune.

    MPs investigating accusations of shocking working practices at his Sports Direct high street chain are “pushing against an open door,” so keen is he to co-operate, he simpers.

    But only last week he was claiming he would not...

    Wednesday 8th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Ashley faces MPs’ grilling over contracts


    SPORTS DIRECT boss Mike Ashley will be quizzed by MPs today about workers’ terms and conditions after he had refused to attend a previous meeting.

    The billionaire will now appear before the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee over what union Unite calls...

    Tuesday 7th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Sports Direct boss Ashley snubs MPs


    BILLIONAIRE Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley revealed yesterday that he has pulled out of a meeting with MPs to discuss poor working conditions at his company because his lawyer cannot attend.

    The controversial retail magnate had agreed to questioning over employment practices with the...

    Saturday 4th Jun 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Toon post £32m profit in 2015


    by Our Sports Desk

    NEWCASTLE announced a rise in profits yesterday to £32.4 million in their annual accounts.

    Yet the side continues to struggle in the Premier League, sitting 19th with just seven matches left.

    They lost 3-2 in Saturday’s crunch...

    Thursday 7th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Belligerent boss Ashley snubs MPs


    by Our News Desk

    “BELLIGERENT” Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley refused yesterday to appear before MPs to answer questions about the “gulag” conditions his workers toil under.

    Mr Ashley has been summoned to appear before the business, innovation...

    Tuesday 22nd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Trade unionists target Sports Direct


    YOUNG trade union activists will target Sports Direct over its shameful employment practices today in a protest at Rangers’ Ibrox stadium.

    Unite’s Decent Work For All campaign has targeted Sports Direct and its owner Mike Ashley over the company’s use of zero-hours...

    Saturday 6th Feb 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Workers bag extra £1,200 if bosses share profits – MP


    WORKERS would be set for a windfall of up to £1,200 a year if British bosses were required to share profits with staff, MPs heard yesterday.

    Labour MP Gareth Thomas revealed the potential pay boost as he brought forward a Bill calling for the introduction of a mandatory...

    Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • Corbyn naysayers miss a vital point


    2020 election predictions need to take into account what Britain will be like by then – after another four years of Tory cuts, writes BERNIE EVANS

    Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Rotten boss Mike Ashley has nowhere to hide


    NEWCASTLE campaigners and fans unveiled a huge banner at Tuesday night’s match against Manchester United to shame club owner billionaire Mike Ashley, head of scandal-ridden firm Sports Direct.

    As tens of thousands of football fans looked on they displayed the 48x6-foot banner...

    Thursday 14th Jan 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Sport


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