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Posted on 30 July 2013 at 14:12 GMT

Protests outside zero-hour contract Sports Direct

Youth Fight for Jobs activists 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 possibly can.

Youth Fight for Jobs spokesperson Ian Pattison said:

"Shockingly, but unsurprisingly, it has been exposed that all 20,000 part-time staff 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 (and older) workers are in-and-out of work, with barely enough hours to survive.

"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

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

For more info contact Ian on 07766585543 or 02085587947

Glasgow: 1:30pm, Argyle Street, opposite Sports Direct, Saturday 3rd August

www.youthfightforjobs.com

On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Fight-for-Jobs/293131194070357

On Twitter www.twitter.com/youthfight4jobs

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